Almost 200 students from nine high schools visited MIT on March 24 and 25 to learn about protein structure and folding and zebrafish development. They heard lectures by biology professors Jonathan King and Hazel Sive and took part in hands-on exercises. Cambridge Rindge and Latin students Mousson Berrouet (left) and Tara Vakimond (center) get some help from graduate student Emiko Bare in the TEAL lab, where they looked at the structure of hemoglobin and porin on laptop computers. The event was organized by Professor Graham Walker and Mandana Sassanfar, science outreach coordinator for the Department of Biology. Photo / Donna Coveney
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 31, 2004.