HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - HudsonAlpha is working to inspire a new generation of doctors and scientists.
It has created an educational outreach team which allows high school students to do science experiments in a real-life setting.
Thirteen students will visit HudsonAlpha twice a week for three weeks after school. Students who complete the program will get a monogrammed lab coat and an invite to the program's next level.
But what they're really getting out of the program is much bigger than that.
Neil Lamb, vice president for educational outreach at HudsonAlpha, said, "They get a lot of content in school, a lot of book knowledge, but they don't always have the ability to transfer it into what does it mean to actually mix up solutions and do things in a lab. This experience really gives them that opportunity to put that book knowledge into action."
This is the first year for this program.
HudsonAlpha has partnered with the North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence to make this program possible.