Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:43 PM by Claire Anderson - MTN News
Updated: Aug 16, 2012 12:45 PM
GREAT FALLS- The McLaughlin Research Institute in Great Falls is wrapping up its summer internship program.
The interns stayed busy helping scientists with neurogenetic research on Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other degenerative nerve diseases.
The high school and college students, as well as the teachers participating, recently shared a synopsis of their projects for friends, family, and fellow researchers.
Jourdon Gudatis, a senior at Great Falls High School, appreciated the opportunity, saying, "I came to McLaughlin to get a better idea of how real-life science works. I think there are definitely differences between the science conducted at school and the conduct at an actual research institute."
"I really enjoy interacting with the scientists and getting to do experiments and just seeing the whole scientific process," Alekses Clifton, a recent GFHS graduate, added.