Differentiation of Neuroblastoma Cells Treated with Retinoic Acid
The FSI webpage describes the program as follows. "FSI’s primary goal is to provide students with authentic, engaging experiences to stimulate their knowledge, skills, and interests in STEM subjects. Additionally, FSI students are challenged to build their self-confidence and ability and to initiate their future academic and professional planning. Students benefit from experience where they step outside their comfort zones, realize important societal roles they can fill, and purse their most ambitious goals."
My Experience with FSI
FSI was a truly unique opportunity. It has given me a perspective that otherwise I wouldn't have encountered until much later in my education. Besides research and the classes offered, I was surrounded by wonderful individuals that were intelligent, intellectual, and always pushing me to excel. It has given me a baseline for the type of people I want to be surrounded by as I continue learning so that I may grow and be continuously challenged.
I am currently attending Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins, CO. Besides science, my interests include skiing, the outdoors, and track. I am hoping to pursue a degree in the sciences in college and continue fulfilling my passion in biology. I am thankful for my time at FSI and the perspective it has given me for my future. I always love meeting people that I can connect with in more than a surface level way. FSI gave me that opportunity along with a once in a lifetime experience. I am anxious to see the opportunities that will come in the future and look forward to continuing my learning.
MAST stands for Mathematical and Science Teaching Institute and is the department in UNC that is responsible for making this program happen. Without there support none of the students this summer would have been able to gain the experience they did.