18 Sixth Form pupils involved in the Stan-X project have returned from an incredible trip to Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where they attended the Stan-X International Interscholastic Conference.
The Stan-X conference was an opportunity for pupils to present their research on the genetic processes that drive human disease through the identification of phenotypic markers in fruit flies and to meet students from partner schools. The pupils also enjoyed some fantastic sightseeing in New York and Philadelphia.
“Taking Stan-X as an Academic Enrichment Programme subject here at Haileybury has been an amazing experience where we’ve learnt resilience alongside many other life skills. StanX involves research on fruit fly genetic theory and the use of lab equipment, which most don’t have available until undergraduate level. I’ve had the opportunity to produce my own fly line with which I presented the data in the International Interscholastic StanX Fly Conference, alongside my peers. The conference was hosted by Lawrenceville School, New Jersey and has enabled me to meet with many young and talented pupils. The trip has taught me a lot about not only Stan-X, but also life. It was a very memorable and immensely impactful trip. I would like to thank all my teachers, Stanford University and professors, and the Lawrenceville school for this wonderful experience.” – Lina, Lower Sixth
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