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WISE Program at Garrison Forest Brings tudents out of the Classroom and into the Lab
seniors to obtain real-world experience in the STEM (Science,
T e c h n o l o g y , E n g i n e e r i n g a n d M a t h e m a t i c s )        
Garrison Forest junior- or senior-year students who take part in the program are placed in Johns Hopkins labs for two afternoons a week for about 15 weeks. A Hopkins mentor — either a professor or graduate student — guides the student through all aspects of assisting in the research focus of a Hopkins lab.
Andrea Perry, the director of The James Center at Garrison Forest, which connects students with organizations and non- 
and coordinator of WISE, notes: “WISE allows them to be tested on the real world stage as \[they learn\] it’s all about the  into that setting.”
“The WISE program has given me and many other students

that interest us,” says Amanda Fruman ’18. “I was able to work in the Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) Research Lab, in
the Johns Hopkins neuroscience department. NMO is a rare autoimmune disease that effects one’s eyes and/or spinal cord. I recreated cell cultures that mimicked patient cells, and tested trial medicines on those cells. The WISE program gave me lab experience, and allowed me to learn so much about what it takes to be in a health profession.”
HROUGH A PARTNERSHIP with The Johns Hopkins University, the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program at Garrison Forest allows juniors and

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