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    UC Davis Pre-College Program: Environmental Toxicology


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Environmental Science
    • Selective: No
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (530) 757-8777
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    This engaging, hands-on program is designed to give you experience working in a university lab on a college-level experiment. With guidance from the instructor and UC Davis teaching assistants, you’ll be exploring an interesting research question you might encounter in environmental toxicology courses.

    Investigate the impact of toxic chemical exposure on guppies and honey bees. Apply the scientific method to formulate research questions and familiarize yourself with toxicology terminology. Use RNA extractions to generate cDNA and analyze gene expression through bioinformatics software. Gain hands-on experience in conducting experiments and interpreting results. Collaborate with peers to design follow-up experiments and build a network of scientific mentors for future research endeavors.