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Project CRYSTAL brings middle-school students to CALS biochemistry lab

University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemistry professor Hazel Holden and Edgewood Campus School middle-school science teacher Daniel Toomey met for the first time because Holden’s daughter was in Toomey”s science class.

Neither anticipated that less than three years after their first encounter at the Madison school, they’d be working closely to bridge the gap between middle-school science and groundbreaking research, and to get young adolescents excited about chemistry before high school.

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