Killeen High School student Alyssa Cabading explains the summer research project she worked on wi...Killeen High School student Alyssa Cabading explains the summer research project she worked on with Dr. Ruth Ann Murphy from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.Twelve area high school and college students who conducted research this summer as part of a program sponsored by the Texas Bioscience Institute’s Middle College program will present their research on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the TBI Commons, which is located on the Baylor Scott & White Health West Campus, 5701 Airport Rd. in Temple. The event is open to the public.

The students worked with mentors from several local institutions, including two biotechnology companies. All of them conducted original research on a variety of timely topics, including cancer, traumatic brain injury and 3-D printing. 

Students who will be presenting research are:

  • Haley Brown (Harker Heights High School), who worked with Dr. Laura Weiser-Erlandson from Texas A&M University-Central Texas.
  • Alyssa Cabading (Killeen High School) and Jeesoo Min (Harker Heights High School), who worked with Dr. Ruth Ann Murphy from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
  • Chantelle Cancel (Ellison High School), Alana Ordonez (Harker Heights High School) and Caitlyn Stanke (Rogers High School), who worked with Drs. Nasir Uddin and David Sprague from Emergent Biotechnologies, LLC and the Orion Institute for Translational Medicine, Inc.
  • Kelby Kosel (home schooled), who worked with Dr. Binu Tharakan from Baylor Scott & White Health.
  • Kara Paulk (Belton High School), who worked with Dr. June Wolfe from the Texas A&M Agrilife Blackland Research Center.
  • Jackson Post (Harker Heights High School), who worked with Gabriel Krizin from Inventive Group Inc.
  • Michelle Robbins and Pandora Tindle, who worked with Dr. Shannon Glaser from the Veterans Administration Research Lab. Robbins is a 2017 Killeen High School graduate who is now attending Cornell University) and Tindle is a 2018 Temple High School graduate who is now attending UT-Austin.
  • George Robinson (Troy High School), who worked with Ryan Quinn and Colin Dodson from SiMMo3D Simulated Medical Models.

The TBI Middle College Program offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn up to 60 college credit hours in STEM–focused classes (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and an associate degree through Temple College. For more information on the program, visit http://templejc.edu/tbi/middle-college.