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Masson Lab Outreach Program Participation:
The Masson lab promotes the Wisconsin Idea: the idea that the borders of the university are the borders of the state. We are actively involved in education and outreach programs at the undergraduate and high school levels.
The Masson lab promotes the involvement of undergraduate students in science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in several ways. Many undergraduates have pursued guided independent research projects in the Masson lab and gone on to obtain graduate degrees. They have received numerous Hilldale Fellowships and Arabidopsis Training Grant Undergraduate Research Fellowships. Members of the Masson lab have also mentored high school students though the Summer Science Institute durring the summer of 2008, 2009, 2011, &2012. In the summer of 2009, Allison Strohm worked with students from Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, James and Margaret. They studied how the arl2-3 gravitropic mutant responds to water gradients in the environment.
In the summer of 2008, Kate Baldwin mentored two students from Ashland and Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, Kellie and Richard. They studied auxin distribution in the sec62 mutant after gravistimulation
Above: Kellie, Kate and Richard
In the summer of 2012, Richard Barker mentored two students from Wisconsin. Together they investigated the potential use of robotically automated time lapse photography hardware and new high through-put experimental software prototypes to analyse the physiological responses of root growth to environmental stimuli.
Above: Katie, Jesus and Ricahrd Barker
We also use our knowledge and resources to assist with high school curriculum development across the state. In the summers of 2008 and 2009, Kate Baldwin worked with Becky Nutt, a teacher at the Oneida Nation High School who came to the Masson lab through the Wisconsin Teacher Enhancement Program. During her time in the lab, Becky developed K-12 instructional materials to use in her science classes.