Updated: Aug 17
Baldwin High School student Trinity Johnson was recognized at this month's Board Meeting for being selected for the Young Scientists Academy.
The Young Scientists Academy at Georgia College is run by Dr. Catrena H. Lissee, director of the Science Education Center and primary mentor of the participants who come from high schools within Georgia's rural areas.
The program has been going strong since 2007 and involves an intensive six-weeks curriculum working in Georgia College's state-of-the-art Integrated Science Complex (ISC) investigating real-world problems.
Johnson spent her internship using a silica sol-gel to detect the presence of methamphetamines in different agents. "Yes, it was a pretty good experience," she said, "It provided a lot of background knowledge and in-lab experience as far as chemistry. Coming out of the program, I think chemistry is something that I want to major in college."