Unknown. Lab host. January 1, 2012

Other

Service to the Community ; The Dong lab hosted lab tours for students from Durham Tech Community College and Rogers-Herr Middle School. This has become a regular program. From June 2009 through December 2012, 49 students from Durham Technical Community College have toured our lab as part of their continuing education in the BioPharma program. During the tours, these students were able to see real life application of the skills that they learned during their coursework. In addition, each student had the opportunity to meet with the members of the lab and have their questions answered. Two of the class members were selected to intern in the lab to learn more lab skills and to improve their knowledge base by running experiments under direct supervision in the laboratory environment. Through this experience, five individuals have succeeded in finding lab technician jobs after a short internship in my lab. We currently have three college sophomores, Hannah McMillan, who is attending Davidson in Davidson, NC, Daniel Lockwood, who is attending The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC, and Caylee Sponsel, who is attending North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, working in the lab. All are learning procedures to help their with their course loads as well as learning how the experiments translate to publications by aiding the lab personnel in completing their individual experiments. The PI has been involved in the Summer Research Opportunity Program at Duke University for minority students since 1996 and WISE for women in science.

Service Performed By

  • Dong, Xinnian  Arts and Sciences Professor of Biology in the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Role

  • Unknown

Date

  • January 1, 2012

Service or Event Name

  • Lab host