Inspiring high school students to connect curriculum concepts with research applications

On February 23rd, 2018, Microbiology graduate students and laboratory personnel provided lab tours and research demonstrations for AP Biology and AP Chemistry students from Heritage High School in Rockdale County, which encouraged students to make connections between their coursework and current research in the microbial sciences.  Microbiology graduate students Rachel Burkhardt, Lauren Essler, Jennifer Kurasz, Bowen Meng, Coralis Rodriguez-Garcia, Morgan Teachey, and Tao Wang, and lab assistants Lauren Slarks and Obi Okafor, talked with the high school students about enga