Broadening Participation

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Broadening Participation

Our programs seek to make the field of science more inclusive by sharing MIT’s intellectual wealth and cutting-edge resources.

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Cara Bak, Science Teacher

My students always have an incredible time on the field trips. Some say that going to MIT was the moment they realized that they wanted to go into a career in science. It’s an amazing feeling to provide a student with that ‘aha’ moment that helps them figure out what they want to do in life. The field trips are also a great way for the students to reflect on past learning and current classroom topics. We were covering biotechnology during this year’s trip, and referenced the MIT grad student’s NetBet sporttalk multiple times while reviewing the differences between animal and bacterial gene expression back in class.