Chemistry and Drug Discovery

Date(s) & Location(s):
July 8 - 26, 2024 in Durham, NC (In-person portion starts July 21st)
Grades Eligible:
Rising  10th 11th 12th
Course Description:

This course is designed to acquaint students with the intricacies of Pharmaceutical Science, focusing on the interplay between Chemistry and Drug Discovery. Beyond traditional classroom learning, it encourages students to apply theoretical knowledge to their daily lives, particularly in understanding medication usage. By exploring the practical implications of pharmaceutical science, students gain valuable insights into the development, design, and application of therapeutic agents. The curriculum incorporates hands-on experiences, enabling students to actively participate in experiments related to drug development and reinforcing theoretical concepts with practical applications. Ultimately, this course aims to equip students with a holistic understanding of Pharmaceutical Science, fostering a connection between academic knowledge and its real-world impact on healthcare and society.

Quisha Vaughn
About The Instructor:

Life always comes full circle and after years of going after my dreams, I have come back to my first passion, education & science. I stated my educational journey but stepped away due to life happening and became a Correctional Officer, which I did enjoy. However, I was not happy. When the pandemic happened in 2020, I thought this was the perfect time to go back to school. So that is exactly what I did. I went to school for Esthetics to specialize in corrective skincare, due to one day wanting to be a dermatologist. I also went back to college and finished my degree at Elizabeth City State University. That lead to my career in education now teaching high school Chemistry and Physics to students enrolled in Aviation Science or Health science. Lastly, I am currently enrolled getting my Masters in Teaching Secondary Science.