High-school students are undertaking biofuels research through a summer science program sponsored by the Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute and the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center. The eight-week course, which is funded by the Energy Department and the National Science Foundation, is aimed at students from less affluent families. "These students are really doing the research for second-generation biofuels. They're working side-by-side with the experts and they're doing a great job," said lead teacher Rowan Driscoll.
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