Research A to Z featuring Sea Urchin Genetics

Date(s) & Location(s):
July 1 - 19, 2024 in Durham, NC (In-person portion starts July 14th)
Grades Eligible:
Rising  10th 11th 12th
Course Description:

This course is designed to show students a snapshot of what it looks like to go from thinking of an idea to conducting an experiment to publishing a paper and everything in-between. Students will go through the conceptualization and background literature search process, grant writing for that idea, grant review, design an experiment, carry out that experiment, analyze the data, write up the experiment in publication format, and present it. Students will get to design a unique mini-experiment of their own related to a sea urchin genetics project. Students will also be exposed to what it looks like to be in a lab (with a potential tour) and be able to hear from people at various career stages in basic sciences about their experiences.

Emma Wallace
About The Instructor:

Hi all, my name is Emma Wallace and I’m so excited to be working with everyone this summer! I have a love and passion for science that I hope to share with everyone! I’m currently a PhD student at Duke University studying the developmental genetics of sea urchins. My goal is to teach in the most interactive way possible with some hands on experience! I’ve taught for several years at NC State University and am very excited to join the NCSSM community. Let’s have a great summer!