Teen Research and Education in Environmental Science (TREES)
Alisha was a student at the Baldwin School when she attended the TREES program. She enjoys learning about the environment. Her experiment had to do with sun protection and skin cancer, where she irradiated cells with UV light to see if sunscreen could protect the cells from mutating. She states, “I have learned a lot about nature and Earth through this program. TREES is a lot of fun!!” Alisha received a science fair award for her work at TREES. She is now attending Columbia University and intends to do a pre-med track and major in computer science.
Andrea was a rising senior at the Baldwin School during her time at TREES. Her project centered on the role of dominance selection in the p53 mutagenic spectrum. She returned the following summer to TREES as a student mentor, and recently graduated from Princeton University in the class of 2012 with a major in chemical engineering and minor in biotechnology. With her work at TREES, she won the 2007 Montgomery County Science Fair and was selected to attend the Pennsylvania Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. She additionally published a scientific paper in April 2008
Anjalie was a rising freshman at the Baldwin School when she attended the TREES program.An avid archer, her aspiration in life is to visit Middle Earth. In TREES she studied food safety and developed tests to measure the protein content of cat food without interference from the contaminant melamine. She received numerous awards for her work at TREES and published her scientific paper. Currently, she attends Princeton University.
Arianne was a rising junior at the Baldwin School when she attended the TREES program. During the summer, she studied carbon dioxide capturing technologies which can mitigate global warming. Arianne now attends Swarthmore College and is pursuing a pre-med track.
Diane was a rising sophomore of the Baldwin School when she attended the TREES program. She says that “through the TREES program, I became more interested and aware of the environmental issues that our generation faces.” Her experiment was focused on the massive arsenic poisoning in India. She now attends the University of Chicago.
While in the TREES program, Maya was a rising senior at World Communications Charter School. She loves science a lot, and she states that “the TREES program made me like it so much better. In the future I know that I will be in the sciences/medical field helping people and saving lives.” For her project, she focused on biodiesel. She later attended Central Penn College and was interested in marketing and management.
Mazllum was a rising senior at G.W. Carver H.S.E.S. during his time at the TREES program. He chose to participate in the TREES program because of his interest in environmental science. He says “there are a lot of things that damage our environment and this program allowed me to help find some solutions.” Mazllum experimented with organic insecticide he found in marigolds, trying to see whether the organic insecticide worked and if it was better than man-made insecticides. He later attended Temple University and majored in biology.
Shaneka was a rising senior at the Multicultural Academy during her time at the TREES program. She wants to go into the science field so she can help people get a better life, stating that “science is a new galaxy and I want to explore it as much as possible.” She plans to be named in the future as “Dr. Shaneka D. Dixon.” Her project centered on the properties of biodegradable plastics. Shaneka later attended Penn State University and majored in psychology.