CU Boulder Students Teach Underrepresented High School Students About Antimicrobial Resistance

CU Boulder graduate students help a program called the Pre-Collegiate Development Program (PCDP) by teaching about antimicrobial resistance with hands-on activities.

PCDP brings underrepresented high school juniors to the CU Boulder campus for a 3 week session to experience life on a college campus. With classes on scientific writing, research, and presentations, students who may not otherwise have considered attending college are left better prepared for their futures.

Two graduate students in CO-ARC co-founder Dr. Anushree Chatterjee's lab, Dana Stamo and Jocelyn Campos, taught their students about DNA, cell membranes, evolution, and antibiotics. Students walked away from the class understanding quantum dot technologies and how they can be used to revolutionize treatment for multi-drug resistant infections.