We again used our toxicogenomics laboratory to reach out to students in the community. You can read about our previous ASL lab activities here and here. This year we invited 8th graders from Immaculate Conception and Holy Family Schools.
In this lab students genotyped themselves, using genomic DNA prepared from their own cheek cells. You can read more about the lab itself here.
I have asked the toxicogenomics students taking part for feedback. You can read their reflections on this activity in the comments section of this post.
I asked the students to consider:
- How does your service learning experience relate to the objectives of the toxicogenomics course?
- What did you observe?
- What did you learn?
- What worked in the lab? What didn’t?
- Is there something more you could do to contribute to the success of the lab?
- What have you learned about yourself?
- What have you learned about teaching?
- What have you contributed to the students?
- What values, opinions, beliefs have changed?
- What was the most important lesson you learned?
- How have you been challenged?
- What impact did you have on the community/students?