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Meet the Scientist Saturday: December 19, 2015 from 2 - 4 PM

Do you know a curious student, a young Einstein, or a future tech wizard who is always thinking of the next big thing? Bring them to discover and explore science with activities led by scientists and technologists with the hands-on exhibit, "Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science and Technology!"

The world is constantly changing and filled with amazing things to see and do.  We often watch television or online videos to experience the wonders of our planet, such as the thrill of skydiving; the discovery of a new animal species in the Amazon Jungle; or learning about the communal behavior of lions living in the Serengeti.   

Instead of getting these experiences from television or a YouTube video, we invite you to come out on Saturday, December 19, 2015 to hear from student scientists in the YoungXplorers Program at Ecotek Lab in the city of Detroit give a first-hand account of the insight and wisdom that they gained from climbing Mount Saint Helens, an active volcano located in Washington State.  

The Meet the Scientist Saturday program is free and open to the public. For more information please call (313) 494-5800.

Keith Young Sr.

Keith Young Sr is CEO at Ecotek Lab and the founder of the YoungXplorers Program.  He has revolutionized science through the development of a network of research labs that provide hands-on field and lab research opportunities to student scientists living in urban communities. He has over 25 years of experience in product development and high tech research across various industries. His passion is to play a role in helping develop the next generation of scientists and innovators in the City of Detroit.

Keith Young Jr.

Keith Young Jr is a senior at Eastern Michigan University and a research mentor at Ecotek Lab. He is currently majoring in geography with a minor in history. His goal is to integrate his knowledge of geography and history with his hands-on experiences in doing environmental science fieldwork and geographic information systems (GIS) to pursue a career in environmental conservation.  

Malik Bassett

Malik Bassett is an 11th grader at Detroit Edison Early College of Excellence and a senior researcher on the life science team in Ecotek Lab. His research focuses on identifying, developing and validating effective methods of using medicinal plants to treat triple negative breast cancer.  Malik is currently working as a research assistant at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. 

David Whiteside

David Whiteside is an 11th grader at Ben Carson High School in the City of Detroit and a senior researcher on the engineering team in Ecotek Lab.  His research focuses on using advanced chemistry techniques and processes to developing bioenergy solutions.  David is currently designing and constructing an anaerobic bioreactor that will be used to produce algae based biogas.