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 […]

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 […]

November Scholars Session 2019

This month students performed a lab to measure salivary cortisol.  Students used their own saliva to measure their cortisol levels before and after working out to determine whether exercise increases cortisol levels. Students analyzed their results and gathered data using the ELISA technique.

October Scholars Session 2019

October started off our monthly Scholars Lab for the 2019-2020 year.  Students built their own Nanocrystalline Solar Cell.  The cell generates electricity through absorption of solar energy from the natural dye in berries.  The solar cell creates enough electrical output to power a battery.

SummerLab 2019 Session Four

The last session of SummerLab ran from July 29th to August 2nd.  During this week, students participated in Clinical Connections:  A Medical Research Challenge which focuses on exploring medical research and techniques associated with clinical trials.    

SummerLab 2019 Session Three

Session Three ran from July 22nd to the 26th. Students participated in our DNA, Genes and Drug Production session where they learned central concepts and skills of recombinant DNA technology as they apply to biotechnology. 

SummerLab 2019 Session Two

Session Two ran from July 15th through the 19th.  During this week, students participated in Clinical Connections:  A Medical Research Challenge which focuses on exploring medical research and techniques associated with clinical trials.  

SummerLab 2019 Session One

July 8th kicked off SummerLab 2019!  Students participated in our DNA, Genes and Drug Production session where they learned central concepts and skills of recombinant DNA technology as they apply to biotechnology.