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New Science Outreach Effort Inspires Young Minds

3 June 2009 No Comment

new-science-outreach-effortDesigned to expose area high school and home-schooled students to science and its many possibilities, Wittenberg has launched a Saturday Science program. Eight academic departments – biology, chemistry, computer science, geography, geology, mathematics, physics and psychology – are collaborating on the free program, which began Jan. 24 and is now running once a month throughout the school year.

Funded by a grant from Future Jobs, a regional workforce development program, Saturday Science features a public presentation by a Wittenberg faculty member on an accessible science topic. Students then take part in a hands-on science experience led by current Wittenberg students and their professors.

“The first time that a student sees science outside of a textbook can be a powerful experience – both for the student and the teacher,” said Adam Parker, assistant professor of mathematics. “We hope that this outreach program will have a dramatic effect on both high school students from the Springfield area, as well as our current Wittenberg science majors.” 

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