On July 7, 2016, Upward Bound sophomores and juniors conducted an experiment courtesy of the Michigan State Chemistry Lab. Mr. Bjarki and Chemistry tutor, Weston, led students through a guided lab which dealt with separating sand and salt. The heterogeneous mixture would then become homogeneous after the filtration process and evaporating the water using the Bunsen Burner. According to Mr. Bjarki, this was his first time students used a real laboratory with Upward Bound and it was very successful. Hopefully, there will be more laboratory experiments in the future!