Calvin James, a senior at Byrd High School, has spent time in the lab of David McGee, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, this summer. Calvin is participating in the Jumpstart Summer Enrichment Program (JSEP) for the second year.
After 8 weeks of hard work, it's time to show off! High school and college students will present their research to faculty members and the public from 2-4p.m. Thursday in the BRI Atrium at LSU Health Shreveport, 1501 Kings Highway
Jumpstart participants are high school students from Caddo & Bossier Parish School Districts, and the undergraduate participants are from colleges and universities throughout Louisiana.
The poster session marks the culmination of eight weeks of intense hands-on mentored research training with LSU Health Shreveport scientists.
The purpose of scientific posters is to present work to an audience who is walking through a hallway or exhibit. The presenter stands next to the poster and is available to discuss their research findings. The program participants will demonstrate the scientific method of their research and their ability to evaluate scientific data.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs, the sponsor of the programs and event, was established to enhance diversity at LSU Health by assisting in the recruitment of underrepresented minorities and disadvantaged students for the Schools of Medicine, Graduate Studies, and Allied Health Professions.