STEM Sister students from Newhaven College have been involved in a partnership project with PhD Student Annie Cox from The Ritchie Centre, Monash Medical Centre. Students went on an industry visit to Monash Medical Centre and learned about Annie’s research. They participated in lab activities, including separating proteins and learning about the condition, preeclampsia.
With these foundations in place, the students went away to design a clinical trial for a prevention drug based on Annie’s research. The team of girls presented their trial to fellow students at a senior school assembly which was also attended by Annie who spoke about her research. There were many positive outcomes from this partnership which highlights the importance and value of school-industry engagement.