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Secondary school students have a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience under the guidance of talented researchers and scientists at a premier research institute.
The Life Science Program is a monthly course launched in 2009 in partnership with the Gyeonggi Provincial Government as part of the Gyeonggi Mentor Project. The program gives selected local middle school students an opportunity to explore their interest in science.
Each class consists of a lecture followed by a simple, hands-on experiment. For relevance, the lesson plan is coordinated with actual research taking place at IPK. Additionally, students are placed in small groups and paired with a mentor, usually a young and enthusiastic Ph.D., to work on a project such as creating a scientific magazine. Students also go on field trips and engage in multidisciplinary activities with IPK staff.
By the end of the program, students will have learned about various diseases, the process of new drug discovery and basic science and research technology in an engaging, cooperative group setting.
As of December 2015, 184 students from Gyeonggi province have successfully participated in the program. For more information on the Life Science Program, please contact External Relations (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Snapshots of The Institut Pasteur Korea Life Science Program
Visit IPK - Low-Income Students
Institut Pasteur Korea operates a one-day program twice a year for young students from low-income households. The program includes a tour of the facility, a lecture and an exciting trip to the National Science Museum. Since 2010 approximately 500 students have participated in the program.
Visit IPK - Science Teachers
Institut Pasteur Korea offers a half-day program for science teachers designed to help them develop innovative lesson plans for the classroom based on what is shared at IPK. We discuss the latest research in the field of infectious disease and new drug discovery. They have access to research facilities and laboratories, explore the mission and scientific achievements of Louis Pasteur, and have discussions with researchers and scientists.
This program is currently being operated in collaboration with Gyeongin National University of Education. Since 2013, 60 teachers have taken advantage of the program
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