9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 25, 2019
Research Innovation Center, 3185-A Rampart Road
Colorado State University Foothills Campus
OBJECTIVE: High-school students who visit CSU for World TB Day are immersed in the science of microbiology and its application to infectious disease. They gain an inside look at modern efforts to control TB through hands-on activities with investigators in the Mycobacteria Research Laboratories. The day is fascinating for students who want to pursue health, medicine, and STEM fields, and especially for juniors in the college search process.
TEACHERS: For questions about group registration, please contact the event organizer at email@example.com.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAMMING:
Contact Dr. Nicole Kruh-Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org, (970) 491-5837.
Students will break into groups for interactive rotations. Activities and presentations are led
by CSU researchers, clinicians, and public health officials who work on TB in humans and natural animal hosts.
- View samples of lung tissue through microscopes, gaining an understanding of how tissue appears as infection progresses.
- Identify bacterial proteins and nucleic acids using laboratory techniques.
- Use tests now under development to diagnose TB with mock urine and blood samples from infected
- Analyze data to understand molecular interactions between a host and bacilli.
- Tour the Research Innovation Center, which opened in 2010 as a hub for developing new technologies to
diagnose and treat infectious diseases.
- Attendance is free.
- Lunch will be provided. Students with special dietary needs are asked to bring their own lunches.
- Water and a snack will be provided during registration in the Research Innovation Center 2nd floor lobby.
**All students/teachers must submit a signed waiver form in advance in order to participate**