Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science’s INSPIRE and Science Saturday’s program, which is supported by GFF, was recently reported on in a Daily Herald article “Rosalind Franklin University celebrates ‘Science Saturday’ grads.”
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science recently celebrated completion by 32 local high school students of the university’s inaugural Preprofessional Research Laboratory Assistant Course.
Dubbed “Science Saturdays,” the course pairs the local students with RFU graduate students who guide them in core lab techniques, including preparation of tissue cultures and use of a centrifuge, and in learning the scientific method and other key concepts, like the physiology of pH.
During a closing ceremony held at the university’s North Chicago campus recently, students from communities including Waukegan, Round Lake, Mundelein, Gurnee and North Chicago were awarded certificates of completion.
“You students hold the key to a healthier future,” President and CEO Dr. Wendy Rheault told awardees. “You can help build trust in medicine and science and connect people to the care they need.