As part of our ongoing effort to support STEM programs at high schools and other youth organizations across the U.S., we recently donated lab coats to Olathe East High School in Olathe, KS. We continue to be encouraged by these schools and programs that have made a major difference in the lives of students who might otherwise miss out on an opportunity to realize their true potential in these crucial fields of study.
A brand new class has taken shape at Olathe East High School in Olathe, Kansas. What was once just a modest group of young eager scientists involved in a simple Biotechnology Club has now transformed into a booming interest all across the Olathe School District. The Olathe East Biotechnology’s primary focuses is on Methanotrophic research; however, their adviser, Michael Ralph, strongly encourages students to branch out and explore their personal scientific interests. Everything from research to computer programming and engineering to scientific business, this class covers it all. Multiple students are involved in extra curricular research in partnership with the University of Kansas, where they are able to shadow professors and graduate students and receive hands-on individualized experience. As the club revolutionized into a class the scientific community lent them a helping hand. A special thanks to Medelita for supplying them with authentic high quality lab coats, which helped convert a simple classroom into a genuine laboratory setting. Their generous donation gave these aspiring scientists the confidence and ability to further develop their skills and flourish in the competitive scientific field.
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