Graduate students promote interest in science and science careers
Published April 23, 2015
NDSU graduate students recently hosted an event for local high school students to promote interest in science and science-related careers.
They invited approximately 150 local high school students to campus for a science event called “Avenues of Scientific Discovery.” The grad students led hands-on activities, such as tracking an infectious disease to identify the source and extracting genetic material from a strawberry.
The idea was to show science concepts and the variety of science disciplines and career options.
NDSU graduate students hosted an event for local high school students to promote interest in science and science-related careers.
Director Breanne Steffan and co-directors Kaitlin Dailey and Elliott Welker initiated and planned the event in partnership with NDSU’s Center for Science and Mathematics Education. Steffan is a doctoral student in the Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences. Dailey is a doctoral student in chemistry and biochemistry, and Welker is a doctoral student in genomics and bioinformatics.
NDSU students pursuing graduate degrees in animal sciences, biological sciences, chemistry and biochemistry, physics, public health, and veterinary and microbiological sciences led the activities.