Meredith Redick, a student at Clayton (Missouri) High School, conducts an experiment with James O'Brien, professor of chemistry at UMSL, on July 7.

Meredith Redick, a student at Clayton (Missouri) High School, conducts an experiment with James O'Brien, professor of chemistry at UMSL, on July 7.

Six weeks of hard work paid off for three St. Louis-area high school students, who spent their summer conducting scientific research with faculty members at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Saya Jacob, Meredith Redick and Marta Wells participated in the Students and Teachers as Research Scientists program, and their work garnered each a 2009 Pfizer and LMI Aerospace/D3 Technologies Award for Excellence in Research. Jacob, Redick and Wells worked with UMSL researchers Xuemin WangJames O’Brien and Keith Stine, respectively. Click here for more information about the awards. Click here to read a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article about the program.

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