October 25, 2010

Exploring new frontiers

Montgomery Village Middle School students Delonte Freeman, Matthew Ramirez and Eduardo Ramos in the JHU Center for Biotechnology Education wet lab on the Montgomery County Campus. Photo: David Chisham

Almost 600 seventh-grade students from two Montgomery County middle schools participated in the recent second annual Frontiers in Science and Medicine Day.

The university’s Montgomery County Campus and Center for Biotechnology Education partnered with 19 Montgomery County–based businesses for this event, during which each student spent an hour undertaking hands-on experiments on the Montgomery County Campus and an hour touring a local company’s laboratory.

Among the activities were hearing about personalized medicine from a biotechnology professor, playing a video game used by surgeons for training and finding out why grape Kool-Aid is purple.