Dec 15

Senior School Board Showcase

On December 14th, 2015, the entire Magnet senior class presented their summer internship work and projects to the Camas School District school board and community at the Zellerbach Administration Center.  After the poster fair, staff, students, and community convened for the regular school board meeting and listened to formal presentations of internships by seniors Tammy Chen and Anna Roche.

Ms. Chen conducted her internship over the summer at Portland State University, working with PSU’s SERVe project, seeking to determine if the Veteran Supportive Supervisory Training (VSST) is effective by analyzing the validity of surveys they administer: Methods of Measuring Military Dyads’ Eating Behavior

Ms. Roche continued her work with zebrafish at Washington State University Vancouver in the Coffin Lab. According to Ms. Roche, ” Several drugs, including aminoglycosides and chemotherapy agents, are known for their ototoxicity. The ototoxic potential of most therapeutic compounds is unknown. FDA-approved drugs are not tested for ototoxicity, so their potential to affect hearing goes unrecognized. There no FDA oversight and the manufacturer is responsible for ensuring the safety of their natural products.Using the zebrafish lateral line, we screened a natural products library to identify new potential ototoxins. We found three flavonols from the Gingko Biloba plant, quercetin, kaempferol, and isorhamnetin, all demonstrated significant ototoxicity.” Ginkgo Biloba Flavonols cause Oxidative Damage in Zebrafish Hair Cells

Congratulations, seniors, on your successful internships and projects!


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