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Lamar at UH

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Parker Thompson, Jacob Thweatt, Dr. Tau Dang of Lamar’s science department and Bruno Xavier

Parker Thompson, Jacob Thweatt, Dr. Tau Dang of Lamar’s science department and Bruno Xavier (Photo: Elaine Matte Mut)

All Lamar High School juniors take a field trip to the University of Houston’s science labs to work on virtual solutions to a real-world problem. For this year’s project, students worked together to solve an issue with indigenous people in a third-world country; the population was suffering from an inability of their livers to digest and metabolize protein. Students were tasked with designing an experiment to solve the problem, conduct the experiment and then present their findings to their peers at the end of the day. It took teachers and administrators four days of field trips to U of H to provide all of Lamar’s juniors with the learning experience. Pictured (from left) are Parker Thompson, Jacob Thweatt, Dr. Tau Dang of Lamar’s science department and Bruno Xavier.

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