In June of 2016, nine members of Bertie Early College High School's Falcon Biomanufacturing traveled from Windsor NC to Boston MA to attend the ASM Microbe 2016 meeting.
During their four days in Boston, they got to see what an international science meeting looks like. They attended talks, including the keynote by Bill Gates, visited the posters, and explored all that the vendor show had to offer.
In addition to the meeting, they had some time to get out and see some of Boston.
Whether wondering around Copley Place or walking up through Boston Commons, up past Paul Revere's house on the way to the Old North Church, They got to see a lot of the city and its charm.
This was the first trip Falcon Biomanufacturing has taken to a national science meeting. it gave the students a chance to appreciate how much they have learned about biology, microbiology, and biotechnology. To get the chance to see scientists from universities and companies around the world are using the same tools and doing the similar things as them helped drive home what is possible for their future careers.
Walking around boston also gave them the chance to appreciate the unique mix of history and future as well as the diversity of people, cultures, and lifestyles that boston has.