Stem Cell Biology

Deadline: Please register by February 29, 2024.
Upon submission of this form, you will receive an email that contains a final enrollment form to complete.

Ages: 8-10 years old
Dates: Saturdays, March 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 2:00-3:30pm PT
Tuition: $200 (Financial Aid is available)
Location: In-person at 540 S Marengo Ave, Pasadena CA 91101

Course Description: Students will first learn about how cells work through designing a “Cell City” and studying how the different parts of a cell work together. Then they’ll learn about cell differentiation and the remarkable healing abilities of stem cells by coming up with their own stem cell superhero. In the third meeting, students will discover how stem cells can address real-world challenges. They’ll learn about stem cells’ potential to heal and regenerate, using them as tools to solve environmental issues by navigating challenges and solving puzzles inspired by real-world scenarios. In the final session, the class will conduct hands-on experiments to demystify the magic of stem cells and explore their fascinating properties! This workshop series is open to students age 8 to 10, regardless of background knowledge. 

Instructor: Carla Collier

Carla Collier is an enthusiastic STEM tutor with a Master's in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and a Bachelor's in Human Biology from USC. Beyond her academic achievements, she is the Founder and President of Fundación de la Igualdad Educativa en Honduras, where she led a dedicated team, securing funding, expanding outreach to over 600 students, and implementing effective monitoring systems. As the former Math Director at USC's Joint Educational Project, Carla directed 80+ tutors, contributing to a 30% improvement in student success. Her passion for education, coupled with diverse experiences, makes her eager to inspire students with a love for discovery. She looks forward to bringing her enthusiasm and making a positive impact on students' learning journeys!