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Abstract Volume 5 Issue 1 (2000) pp 43-48

Successful Strategies for Integrating High School Students into a Graduate Research Group

Patricia Ann Mabrouk

Department of Chemistry, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115

Published online: 1 February 2000

Abstract. A series of pedagogical approaches are presented that have proven effective in integrating seven high school students over a period of six years into an active graduate research program. Students working independently on their own research projects have successfully explored a wide range of topics including hemoproteins, bioconjugation chemistry, drug delivery, perfusion chromatography, cyclic voltammetry, electronic absorption spectroscopy, and resonance Raman spectroscopy. Their original research contributions have been presented at regional and national American Chemical Society conferences and have been published as peer-reviewed technical papers. All student participants to date have been graduated from high school and have matriculated on scholarship at area colleges and universities where they continue to be successful academically and where the majority has selected science-related majors.

Key Words:  Of Special Interest; high school; research

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Issue date: February 1, 2000

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