Milwaukee Area SMART Teams
In the SMART Team program, students delve into the molecular world, explore science as a process and work closely with a researcher to understand and model the structure-function relationship of a protein. The Local SMART Team program is reserved for Milwaukee-area schools.
The program is divided into three consecutive phases:
In the Qualification Phase, all teams explore a common cutting-edge research topic determined by the CBM to demonstrate their competency in telling a molecular story. Local Teams across the country work with their teachers to review basic protein structure and learn to use JMol, a molecular visualization program.
Research and Design Phase
In the Research and Design Phase, Local Teams are paired with a research Mentor, visit their respective Mentor's laboratory to learn more about the process of science, and design and build a model of the protein.