Posts tagged ‘Duarte Unified School District’

Students like Tylen make for a brighter, more hopeful future

September 18, 2012 | by
Photo of High school student Tylen Kelly, left, and science teacher Jeff Radsick
High school student Tylen Kelly, left, discusses her research with science teacher Jeff Radsick. (Photo by Darrin S. Joy) You just don’t see a lot of 17-year-old high schoolers like Tylen Kelly. She’s bubbly and talkative, with highlighted braids and bright, smiling eyes. And she’s as sharp as they come. More than that, she’s driven to succeed. And she’s getting an early shot at scientific success through her class at City of Hope – an opportunity to work directly with scientists in the lab even before graduating from high school. (more…)

Get the scientists of the future off to a good start

June 19, 2012 | by
Photo of mad scientist
It used to be that kids with a curious mind about science had a range of choices to support their cravings, from Mr. Wizard to Bill Nye the Science Guy. These days, it seems easier to be a geek than a nerd. But if the 1980s taught us anything, it can be cool to be a nerd. These cool kids may turn into the adults making major discoveries in labs tomorrow. That’s the hope of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which aims to stimulate kids’ and teens’ interest in science. The NIH awarded City…