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Students are able to select four choices from a variety of fun workshops and will be assigned two of their choices.  We will make every effort to accommodate their choices.  All workshops are conducted in English.


Slime Therapy
Making slime is extremely fascinating and stress-relieving for everyone, but you may not be familiar with basic slime science.  Slime is all about polymers just like Jell-O or plastic soda bottles.  First you will make colorful slime and then squeeze, stretch, fold, or poke your slime.  Making slime is a soothing, aromatic, and therapeutic experience.
Yelda Balkir, PhD, Associate Professor, Chair of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Manhattan College

From Idea to Patient’s IV to CURE!
How are elements combined in the right ways to create medicines that actually work to treat diseases?  Who volunteers for and performs safety testing?  Where does all the “stuff” come from (tubes, needles, pumps) to make sure patients get medicines in the right way?  We will quickly explore the roles of the following:  Molecular Scientists/chemical studies, Animal Studies (sometimes!), Clinical Researchers: Phases III-IV (from patient scheduler to Principal.
Erin Colarusso, Senior Research Manager for Pharmaceutical Companies

Liquid Candy
Ever wonder what’s the big deal about drinking soda?  After all, you only live once, right? Might as well have a little fun!  Come learn about added sugars in drinks like soda. We will discuss how added sugars in drinks affect the body, what you might want to think about when choosing a drink for your health, things to consider when deciding policy, how you can make a difference, and how policy can impact larger society.
Jen Cadenhead, PhD, RDN, Executive Director, Tisch Food Center Research, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Crafting With Circuits
Learn the basics of circuits:  voltage, current, resistance, and power.  Then learn how the design of your circuit can influence these factors.  Practice what you’ve learned by designing your own light-up card that you’ll be able to take home with you.
Emily Evans, Electrical and Data Engineer; Sonica Saraf, NYU PhD Student in Neuroscience

Make Your Own Website!
Girls will learn the basics of making a website:  Getting text on a page, styling it, and making it interactive.
Sammi Caby, Senior Software Engineer, Climb Credit

Grow Fish!
See how zebrafish grow from embryos to adults. You will learn how human development is similar to fish development and that by studying fish we can learn about ourselves.  Due to special optical clarity of zebrafish embryos, you will literally see how dominant and recessive genes shape the fish’s future and how scientists make new discoveries.
Rena Orman, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Downstate Health Sciences University

Lipstick Chromatography Lab
In this chemistry lab, we will use forensic science to solve a crime. The technique of thin layer chromatography will be used to compare some lipstick found at a crime scene with the lipstick from multiple suspects.  By comparing the different chromatograms, we will identify which of the suspects was present at the scene and find the killer!
Patricia Gonzalez Periche, PhD, Doctoral Lecturer, Chemistry Department, Lehman College