KCS students part of groundbreaking science project at NC Research Campus

KCS students part of groundbreaking science project at NC Research Campus
Posted on 06/26/2014
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Current and former students from A.L. Brown High School are part of a groundbreaking science program at the North Carolina Research Campus. The program is called the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project, or P2EP. It is designed by scientists to study plants and determine how they affect human health. Students are mapping the genes of plants like blueberries, broccoli, oats, and strawberries. They use sophisticated science software programs that are available at the NCRC’s Core Lab. Students and scientists are learning more about how the plants interact with the human body to make us healthier. They also want to learn ways that scientists and farmers can breed plants to make them heartier, healthier, and tastier.

 

A.L. Brown graduates, Mason Forrest and Fernando Guerro-Nava, are taking part in the program. Forrest is a student at UNC Chapel Hill, and Guerro-Nava attends Catawba College. Both participated in internship programs at the Research Campus when they were students at A.L. Brown. Current A.L. Brown students, Madison Love and Daniel Sanchez, are also part of the P2EP program. They say the program gives them valuable experience working with veteran scientists, and they are excited to have the opportunity to take part in a pioneering science project.

 

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