Raven Stidom explains her research project to other participants in the summer research program.Raven Stidom explains her research project to other participants in the summer research program.Thirteen area high school 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. 6, 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.

Students who will be presenting research are:

Haley Brown (Harker Heights High School), who worked with Dr. Sharon DeMorrow from The University of Texas Dell Medical School.

Jacqueline Dauz (Ellison High School), who worked with Dr. Suzannah Creech from The University of Texas Dell Medical School.

Ashlyn Farley (Temple High School), who worked with Dr. June Wolfe from the Texas A&M Agrilife Blackland Research Center.

Mauro Ferrer-Baez (Harker Heights High School), who worked with Kristina Ramirez, P.E., from the City of Killeen Environmental Services Department.

Kailyn Ham (Gatesville High School) and Madison Thoreson (home schooled), who worked with Dr. Phyllis Hooten and Dr. Denise Stewart from Baylor Scott & White Healthcare System.

Jannel Hayden, Rana Radwan and Raven Stidom from Harker Heights High School, who worked with Dr. Chetan Jinadatha, Dr. Piyali Chatterjee, Dr. Hosoon Choi, Yonhui Allton, Julie Ann Tolefree and Priscilla Kaita from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Research Division.

Kelby Kosel (home schooled) and Emaly Vrooman (Salado High School), who worked with Dr. Harold Collins from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service.

Isaiah Sears (Shoemaker High School), who worked with Dr. Randy Brown from Texas A&M University – Central Texas.

Austin Woodard (Belton High School), who worked with Dr. Keith Young from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Research Division.

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) through Temple College. For more information on the program, visit http://templejc.edu/tbi/middle-college.