The breadth of research in this publication is a true testament to the creativity of the students in the program!
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Join us for three exciting nights of student presentations, and meet the mentors that guided our students along the way! August 17, 18, and 19 live on YouTube and Facebook.
Lauren Holm is a sophomore at Los Altos High School. Her summer research topic was about COVID-19 vaccines and the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater.
In this lesson, we address the science behind wildfire and address some critical questions.
Learn about how Microclimates develop and are identified, and how they make unique habitats for various species.
Learn about host/parasite interactions, focusing on dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium) and its impacts on forest health in North America.
Learn about the mountain pine bark beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) and its impacts on forest health in North America.
Learn about the one of the most important foundations of chemistry: understanding solutions!
Learn about the ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada, which makes up the top portion of the watershed serving much of California, and contains up to 50% of the vascular plants in the state.
Learn about the chemical makeup, polarity, and other unique qualities of this substance which covers 71% of the Earth’s surface.