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Date: Nov 2014

Discovering his way

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Caleb Smith has long been captivated by the hands-on learning aspects of science.

As a CTY Center Scholar, he fostered his interest through genetics and genomics courses and spent this summer conducting research in the Johns Hopkins Center for Epigenetics, which is led by Dr. Andrew P. Feinberg.

“At CTY there are unlimited possibilities for science,” he says.

One of his greatest lessons came from his CTY genetics instructor, who reminded Caleb’s class about the importance of focusing not just on results, but also on the process of discovery.

“Now when I face an obstacle in the lab or things don’t work out as planned, I remember science is not just about the end result. It’s about the journey.”

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