Last week, I mentored Kennedi, a rising junior at the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology, as part of the Jim Holland Summer Science Research Program (SSRP)! This one-week program introduces high school students to scientific research by pairing them with a host lab in the Indiana University Department of Biology and giving them the opportunity to conduct an independent research project. For her project, Kennedi investigated sex differences in seasonal aggression in male and female Siberian hamsters. I am so proud of Kennedi, and I look forward to serving as a mentor for this program in the future!
For more information about the Jim Holland SSRP program, visit their website here.