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UW Researchers Partner With High School Students In Chehalis

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Around the country, schools are placing a lot of emphasis on STEM education  -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics. W.F. West High School in Chehalis is part of that trend, to an impreesive degree.

At the beginning of 2018, the school opened a brand new STEM wing. It includes several laboratory rooms and a scanning electron microscope.

Over the summer, about 40 W.F. West students enrolled in a summer camp that exposed them to research done by the UW Medicine’s Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM). KNKX producer Geoffrey Redick followed the students as they toured ISCRM's labs and spoke with Dr. Charles Murry, who leads ISCRM.