American Indian Science Scholars Program (AISSP)

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During the Welcome Event students played a game outside of Enderis Hall to get to know each other and begin growing together as a community.

During the Welcome Event students played a game outside of Enderis Hall to get to know each other and begin growing together as a community.

Students seated in Marquette Dental School's 'Simulation Lab' receive their final instructions before beginning an afternoon of hands on activites.

Students seated in Marquette Dental School's "Simulation Lab" receive their final instructions before beginning an afternoon of hands on activites.

A Marquette Dental School instructor shows an AISSP student how to create a molar using a mold.

A Marquette Dental School instructor shows an AISSP student how to create a molar using a mold.

Learning that making dentures is quite an artform.

Learning that making dentures is quite an artform.

Heating the metal spatula to melt and shape the wax mold of the denture preparation.

Heating the metal spatula to melt and shape the wax mold of the denture preparation.

What an amazing opportunity to learn these hands on techniques from Marquette Dental School's students and faculty.

What an amazing opportunity to learn these hands on techniques from Marquette Dental School's students and faculty.

An AISSP student does a filling for the first time.

An AISSP student does a filling for the first time.

Student being walked through the steps in filling a cavity in a tooth.

Student being walked through the steps in filling a cavity in a tooth.

Using ultraviolet light to cure his newly made molar.

Using ultraviolet light to cure his newly made molar.

Students learn how difficult it is to do a filling like this.  Image how much more challenging it is on a live person.

Students learn how difficult it is to do a filling like this. Image how much more challenging it is on a live person.

Making dentures is harder than it looks.  All of our students try their hand at making a set.

Making dentures is harder than it looks. All of our students try their hand at making a set.

Donning the headphones, Lynn analyzes the sounds from the ocean while at Discovery World.

Donning the headphones, Lynn analyzes the sounds from the ocean while at Discovery World.

The entire wall is an aquarium!

The entire wall is an aquarium!

Students board The Voyager for some adventures on the water.

Discovery World Riverwatch Expedition

Students board The Voyager for some adventures on the water.

Students on board The Voyager on their way to perform some exciting experiments to learn more about our local waterways.

Discovery World Riverwatch Expedition

Students on board The Voyager on their way to perform some exciting experiments to learn more about our local waterways.

Students perform several experiments taking water samples and testing different aspects of water quality.

Discovery World Riverwatch Expedition

Students perform several experiments taking water samples and testing different aspects of water quality.

Learning how to read maps of the waterways we explored.

Discovery World Riverwatch Expedition

Learning how to read maps of the waterways we explored.

Learning how to properly use a pipette to deliver microliter quantities of liquid for their DNA analysis is a valuable skill students acquire in our labs.

Learning how to properly use a pipette to deliver microliter quantities of liquid for their DNA analysis is a valuable skill students acquire in our labs.

Critical thinking, problem solving, and close attention to detail are key components in our CSI labs.

Critical thinking, problem solving, and close attention to detail are key components in our CSI labs.

Working in pairs, students run a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) to amplify the DNA evidence found in our mock crime scene to determine 'who dunnit'

Working in pairs, students run a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) to amplify the DNA evidence found in our mock crime scene to determine "who dunnit"

Students extract the DNA from their own cheek cells to make the DNA visible, preserve it in a glass vial and make it into a 'DNA necklace' they get to keep.

Students extract the DNA from their own cheek cells to make the DNA visible, preserve it in a glass vial and make it into a "DNA necklace" they get to keep.

Marcus takes a closer look, examining his evidence during our 'Crime Scene Investigation' lab.

Marcus takes a closer look, examining his evidence during our "Crime Scene Investigation" lab.

Students worked in teams to successfully complete a scavenger hunt at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Students worked in teams to successfully complete a scavenger hunt at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Enjoying the Puelicher Butterfly Wing at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

Enjoying the Puelicher Butterfly Wing at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

As an exciting finale to the busy week, students enjoyed tailgating and a Brewers game on Friday evening.

As an exciting finale to the busy week, students enjoyed tailgating and a Brewers game on Friday evening. The group was recognized on the scoreboard. One of our Arizona students even got to go home with a homerun baseball!

Program coordinator Susan Roskopf and Program Director Mary K. Madsen congratulate students after successfully completing the 2010 AISSP.

Program coordinator Susan Roskopf and Program Director Mary K. Madsen congratulate students after successfully completing the 2010 AISSP.