From July 23-27, the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) teamed up with the Discovery Center to bring a week of science to nine students.
Students ages 11-14 spent a week touring CNAS and learning from faculty and graduate assistants.
About their week
On Monday, they explored cooperative engineering with Drs. Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi, assistant professor, and Matt Pierson, associate professor.
Tuesday brought them to the physics, astronomy and materials science department where they learned from Dr. Bob Mayanovic, department head.
On Wednesday, Stephanie Morrison, a graduate research assistant, and others in the department took students to biology to learn about what’s creeping on the ocean floor.
Thursday brought a tour of geography, geology and planning from department head Dr. Toby Dogwiler and student worker Mary Humphreys.
On the final day, Helena Metzker, instructor, and Jacob Blankenship, a graduate student, taught students about chemistry. Allison Freese and Samuel Njoku also assisted.
Dr. Tamera Jahnke, dean of CNAS, met with the students several times during the week to talk about what they learned.
Everyone involved was teeming with energy and enthusiasm for the various science subjects.
A lot of behind the scenes work took place in planning this week. CNAS is grateful for all you do.
We are glad to have another successful, science-filled summer.