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 Date: April 15, 2010 Contact:  Paula Cobler, 361-570-4350

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High school students learn from UHV biology majors


 

Martin Armenta takes part in an experiment at the UHV with Kori Kocian- a UHV biology major
Martin Armenta, left, a 10th-grader at Memorial High School in Victoria, carefully takes part in an experiment on Wednesday in a biology lab at the University of Houston-Victoria under the watchful eyes of Kori Kocian, a UHV biology major. The experiment was part of a visit to UHV’s state-of-the-art biology laboratory by 34 Memorial High School students taking advanced chemistry, biology and anatomy and physiology classes at Memorial. While at the university, students got to participate in experiments, including extracting DNA, polymerase chain reactions, plant micropropagation and sterile techniques, to gain hands-on experience and see what it might be like to pursue a science career. The UHV students were members of professor Jesica McCue’s biology class.

 

 

 

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