On May 7, John Abbott College students will be holding their inaugural symposium to present the results of their semester-long projects that began back in November 2014. These students were pioneers to a brand new approach to science class that allowed them to participate in research in a working lab, and to ultimately share their experiences and findings with the rest of the world.
This was a chance never before offered at John Abbott College, appealing to strong and motivated students keen to experience first-hand the excitement of original scientific research.
The 16 selected student-applicants were assigned an independent research project that matched their interests and abilities.
Projects were carried out in real research-based labs either on the John Abbott campus or at local universities.
The selection of projects will represent a broad range of scientific disciplines, from analytical chemistry in plant science, to the physics of alloys, to the growing of green roofs.