ASMSA Invites You to Attend:
Science and Engineering Institute
Date: Saturday, March 9th, 2019
Where: The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts, 200 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs, AR, 71901
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Who Can attend: All Arkansas students currently enrolled in 8th – 9thgrade
Students will attend both of the following sessions:
Isolate Your Own DNA! (90 min.) Have you ever thought about what makes you unique!? If so, you’ve probably thought about your DNA, but have you ever SEEN it? In this session, participants will get a chance to extract and purify their own DNA while learning about how DNA is replicated, how individual genes are expressed, and how these processes have been used by scientists to change the face of human medicine. And the best part? – you can take your isolated DNA home with you, contained in a fun necklace to show your family and friends!
How Does Cancer Begin and How Can We End It? (90 min.) This session is for those who would like to learn about how good cells turn to cancerous ones and what we can do to prevent and reverse this process. We will discuss the latest research such as using our own body’s immune cells to fight cancers inside us and isolate our own cells to better understand what normally growing cells look like.
Schedule of events:
9:00 – 9:15 Registration
9:15 – 10:30 Session 1
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Session 2
*PLEASE PRINT AND SIGN THE FOLLOWING:
Your child should bring the completed forms to the event. Extras will be provided on site which can be completed prior to the event.