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CSULA Boosts Garfield Students STEM Skills

No they are not doctors, but twenty students from Garfield High School were presented with white lab coats following their completion of a two-week Grifols Summer Science Academy at ?Cal State LA.

The students were also presented with certificates denoting their program participation during a formal ceremony earlier this month attended by County Supervisor Hilda Solis.

(J. Emilio Flores/Cal State LA) [1]

(J. Emilio Flores/Cal State LA)

During the academy, students participated in a number of sessions that focused on microbiology and molecular work. The lab and research experience exposed these students to STEM-related careers and prepared them to succeed in college. The final day included a luncheon, student presentations, and a tour of Grifols Biologicals Inc.

Cal State LA has been designated by the National Science Foundation as the top baccalaureate institution of Latino science and engineering Ph.D. recipients among all predominantly undergraduate and master’s degree colleges and universities in the continental U.S.

Grifols is an international firm that develops plasma medicines, diagnostic systems and hospital pharmacy products. Its U.S. headquarters is adjacent to Cal State LA and employs about 1,000 people. Roughly 100 of the employees are alumni of the University.