The Biosciences Area once again teamed up with Biotech Partners to provide paid summer internships to high school students. The mission of the non-profit is to provide underserved youth in the Bay Area with personal, academic, and professional development experiences that increase participation in higher education and access to fulfilling science careers. This year, seven high school students worked alongside Biosciences researchers across the Area’s laboratories.
On Saturday, August 10, the Biotech Partners interns presented their posters at BRAVO!, the end of summer celebration and poster competition. Three Biosciences interns—Ysabel David, Annie Lei, and Enzo Osorio—made it to the final round of the poster competition. Ysabel, who interned in the Celniker Laboratory, won the Best Overall Category for her poster on spatial gene expression in Drosophila melanogaster.
Congratulations to all Biotech Partners students who interned in the Biosciences Area:
We thank the Berkeley Lab staff who served as judges at the poster competition:
- Teresa “Terry” Calarco (Material Sciences)
- Markus de Raad (EGSB)
- Chien-Yuan “Kevin” Lin (EGSB)
- Fadji Maina (Energy Geosciences)
- Aris Polyzos (MBIB)
- Irina Silva (BSE)
- Valentine Trotter (EGSB)
- Maria Zurek (Nuclear Science)
In addition, Ezinne Achinivu (BSE), Jan-Philip Prahl (BSE), and Tina Wang (BSAO) attended the public viewing and award ceremony to show support for the Berkeley Lab interns.
If you would like to engage in outreach activities with Biotech Partners, read more here.