Courtesy photo From left, Colfax High School student Mark Graupensperger and Placer High School students James Vaughan, Paige Black and Hannah Brown attended the annual Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Berkeley last week. Placer High science teacher Thomas Schroeder said they were among some 130 students who attended the symposium on March 14 through 16 to tour university campuses and research facilities, have round table discussions with graduate students and watch the top 16 high school students present their research.
Courtesy photo Renowned physicist Richard Post speaks with students, including Mark Graupensperger of Colfax High School and James Vaughan of Placer High School, from his right, at the annual Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Berkeley last week. Vaughan said hearing from professionals and graduate students was a useful experience for an aspiring scientist.
“I had been interested in science before the symposium, so it was nice to go and get to see what’s going on in the world of science,” he said. “The thing I got out of it was seeing what is being done in a couple different areas in biology and physics and chemistry, and really narrowing down what I want to go into some day.”