March 17, 2018 - Mariposa County High School students interested in science and engineering enjoyed a day at UC Merced on March 13, 2018. They participated in lab tours arranged by the MCHS Academic Boosters Club.
ABC made arrangements with 16 different UC Merced scientists to visit their labs. Students ranked their interest in the various labs ahead of time and were scheduled to see three to four of them, accordingly. Yosemite Bank donated $500 toward the cost of the trip. Pathos Screen Printing printed t-shirts.
Students enjoyed their day at UC Merced, touring the labs and participating in hands-on activities with UC staff. The goal was to inspire students to continue their studies into fields related to science and engineering.
ABC is planning for the Lab Tours to be an annual event for high school students.
Lucas Piepper-White puts solution in a petri dish as part of an experiment as Jacqueline Telles-Trujillo and Trinity Hillis wait their turn to participate.
Will Harris, Ramiro Marquez, Mikey Owens, and UC Merced Professor Marc Beutel watch as pieces of different types of fish go into the machine that will cook them at a temperature of 600 degrees and measure the amount of mercury contained in each.
Lily Heavner examines the effect of a cold water bath on fruit flies.
Jody Khongsakhone and Jaacqueline Telles-Trujillo perform measurements while classmates Lily Heavner, Trinity Hillis, Lucas Piepper-White, and Alex Kunz look on.
('Click' picture to view larger image) A group of 30 MCHS students traveled to UC Merced on March 13, 2018 to participate in lab tours arranged by the MCHS Academic Boosters Club. All enjoyed the hands-on lab experiences provided by UC Merced scientists.
MCHS Academic Boosters Club, Inc. (ABC) is a 501(c)3 organization with the mission of supplementing and enriching academic experiences and providing educational tools for Mariposa County High School students.