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Aspiring space explorers need not wait to get involved in research on the International Space Station. In 2015, the Genes in Space program was established to grant students access to this extraordinary resource. Genes in Space is a competition for middle and high school students who are interested in becoming space biology pioneers. Here, the 2020 Genes in Space finalists are publishing their proposals in hopes that the creativity and careful thought they put into this work will inspire the next generation of explorers and innovators.
Central City, NE — Inspiration comes from unlikely places, like roadkill and animal droppings. It’s a project that may make some a little queasy. “Because it's about raccoon poop, that's what everyone tells me,” Sydnie Reeves said with a laugh.
Krystal Horton’s childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut took flight again when she was named as one of 25 student ambassadors for the Back To Space program, designed to bring space exploration back into popular culture. “My life is dedicated to exploring space,” said Horton, a senior at Western Center Academy in Hemet. “I have known since I was 6 and I met Sally Ride that I wanted to be involved in the space program.”
Karthik Ravi, a student at the International Academy in Bloomfield Hills, recently published a scientific manuscript titled “Upregulation of the Ribosomal Pathway as a Potential Blood-Based Genetic Biomarker for Comorbid Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and PTSD” in the Journal of Emerging Investigators.
Arko Dhar, a student at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, recently published a scientific manuscript titled, “Development of Diet-Induced Insulin Resistance in Drosophila melanogaster and Characterization of Anti-Diabetic Effects of Resveratrol and Pterostilbene” in the Journal of Emerging Investigators.
Recent Press Releases
Jan 23, 2019St. Catharines high school student publishes original research on sustainable energy in scientific journal
Nov 26, 2018Pittsburgh high school student publishes research on music’s effect on reading comprehension in scientific journal
Nov 09, 2018New Hampshire high school student duo develop efficient trajectory to travel between planets and publish work in academic journal
Oct 12, 2018Cupertino high school student publishes article in science journal on alternative light sources found in bacteria
Oct 05, 2018Hemet high school student publishes article on exploring genetic diversity to assess the health of a California ecosystem