- Ava Thomas '18, current student at Yale University
“First, Catalyst taught me about the community of research including how to collaborate and work with others, share ideas, give scientific presentations and write research proposals. Second, Catalyst exposed me to real research and the ability to independently conduct experiments using techniques such as Western blotting and gel electrophoresis. These are all methods that are utilized in Yale’s classroom when examining scientific research or reading scientific literature. I am a firm believer in the Catalyst program and would encourage those interested in STEM to be a part of the experience."