The Alabama Cooperative Extension System operates as the primary outreach organization for the land-grant functions of Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities.
“Everything from the travel to the new people I met”
Pharmaceutical and Agricultural Science Intern
June 2019 - July 2019
“After completing my long term project in research during this internship, I realized that I have a genuine interest in research, and would love to pursue research in my graduate studies. However, I would say the most rewarding component of the program to me was the K-12 STEM outreach. One of my favorite memories was when we volunteered for an elementary school summer STEM program, in which I ran an experiment entitled “Strawberry DNA” with PreK-6th grade students, in which we use basic lab techniques to withdraw DNA from strawberries. The experiment was messy and a little exhausting, but it was an honor to explain DNA to kids, and watch them get inspired to learn more.