Nervous laughter and chatter filled the hallways of the University of Irvine on Saturday, March 26, creating an exhilarating atmosphere when hundreds of community college students gathered to present the results of their research during…

On the subterranean level of the C building, beneath the halls where sound of students reverb, in a small, quiet room between an overlooked trophy case and a wall-turned-photo collage sits Shannon Yong, biology major.…