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INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2020 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

CityLab has received the INSIGHT into Diversity Inspiring Programs in STEM Award for 2020.  The INSIGHT Into Diversity Inspiring Programs in STEM Award is a measure of an institution’s individual colleges’ programs and initiatives that encourage and support the recruitment and retention of women and underrepresented students into all STEM fields. These include, but are […]

Journal of STEM Outreach (JSO) August 2020

This month, CityLab was featured in the Journal of STEM Outreach’s special issue for STEM program sustainability in recognition of its thirty years of innovation and partnerships.  ABSTRACT: Boston University’s (BU) CityLab program was created in 1991 as a partnership between faculty members of BU’s School of Medicine and School of Education in response to […]

Scholars 2020-2021

Another school year has begun and we are looking forward to resuming our monthly Scholars sessions with students.  Obi has begun reaching out to previous SummerLab students about topics of interest.  Sessions will resume in the Fall of 2020.  Please stay tuned for more details! If you are a previous SummerLab student interested in attending […]

February Scholars Session 2020

Column Chromatography Column Chromatography is a technique that uses a long, transparent tube or column to separate the different chemicals in a mixture or solution.  For this lab, we used this chromatography technique to separate the two food dyes found in grape soda. In this experiment, students used nonpolar (hydrophobic) Space Sand, which interacted with and […]

January Scholars Session 2020

Examining the Roles of Pyruvate and Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) During Exercise The goal of this activity was to examine the roles that pyruvate and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) play during exercise. The objective was to have students test athlete samples, gather data, then graph and interpret their results. Students were asked if analyzing these samples could […]