The Red Mountain Biotechnology Program is more than just a classroom where students gain the knowledge and skills of the Bioscience Industry. It is a place where students share their knowledge with the community, present research to the public, compete in science competitions and much more. Here are some of the things we have been up to:



Red Mountain Biotech students were invited to attend the Biomedical Engineering Society World Meeting. Teleia Taumanu and Adrian Kwiatkowski also presented their research at the event. 


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Adrian Kwiatkowski and Teleia Taumanu were invited to present their research at the AzBio Awards Event.


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Red Mountain Biotech has partnered with the Oak Creek Water Shed to work on the E. coli concerns in the water. The students are developing a rapid E. coli test to provide bacterial concentrations in real time and identifying the E. coli sources in order to assist in managing bacterial levels. 



Teleia Taumanu interned at TGEN with Professor Dr. Haiyong Han, advancing the study of pancreatic cancer this summer.



Adrian Kwiatkowski won Southwest Association for Education in Biomedical Research Essay Contest.



Teleia Taumanu and Jamie Chapman are EMPEROR Science Award Program winners, each received $1500 stipend, Goggle Chromebook and a mentor scientist for their research.



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Michael Searle and Maria Valenzuela Sanchez (not pictured) both attended the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists Conference in Lowell, Massachusetts. At this conference they attended talks from Noble Laureates, had face to face conversations with ISEF & Google Science Fair Grand Prize winners, and became part of the Society of Torch and Laurel developed by the National Honors Society of Collegiate Scholars. 



Abby Mann and Maria Valenzuela Sanchez spent many hours in Dr. Biomonte-Nelson lab at ASU this summer. The assisted in the lab's research that focuses on characterizing the cognitive and brain changes that occur during aging.




Mrs. Gazda, Geethika Ameneni, and Adrian Kwiatkowski traveled to Disneyworld to compete in the International HOSA Conference. Geethika Ameneni was a National Finalist (top 10) in Clinical Specialty. 



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The RM Biotechnology Program traveled to Oak Creek, Sedona to to run water samples and meet the Oak Creek Water Shed Council to discuss a collaboration.



Adrian Kwiatkowski won Southwest Association for Education in Biomedical Research Essay Contest.

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Biotech organized a Brain Cancer Awareness and Sticker Drive for Gray Matters Foundation. The drive was a competition between the RM STEM pathways to see who can raise the most donations and take ownership of the STEM Trophy... biotech won!


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Biotech students attend the HOSA Spring LEadership Conference. Adrian Kwiatkowski placed 3rd in Biomedical Laboratory and Geethika Ameneni placed 1st in Clinical Specialty, both will be attending the International Leadership Conference in June to compete at the next level .


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Adrian Kwiatkowski, Teleia Taumanu, and Kara Gardner present their research at the AzBio Expo.


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Biotech instructor, Katy Gazda, named Az Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Teacher of the Year. 


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Biotech students taught the preschoolers some science when they hosted Little Scientist Day. 


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Biotech students visit MCC's biotech program and discuss potential collaborations. 


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Biotech Students teaching  the science behind Biotech Bubbles at the RM Community Holiday Party


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Biotech students at the HOSA Fall Leadership Conference in Phoenix.


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Biotech students at outreach events, bringing science to young minds.


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Biotech students teaching elementary students the science behind Biotech Bubbles at Tempe's Geek's Night Out.