Students present at STEM educators conference

Nutrition and Dietetics students Georgia McArtney and Kelly Furr recently attended Bridging the Gap, the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR) annual conference for STEM Educators.

Both served as conference volunteers and presented a poster, “Simplifying science with FAN cards: Creating and utilizing mini science lessons to excite learner curiosity.”  The students also helped prepare and deliver an oral session “FoodMASTER: Using Food as a Tool to Teach Math and Science.”

While attending the conference, the networked with STEM educators and had the opportunity to hear keynote speakers Linda Cendale, Duke University Surgeon, speak about her experience with hand transplants, and Luke Dollar, National Geographic Speaker, speak about conservation science. Both students were also able to attend NIH Science Education Partnership Award business meetings, interact with a NIH program officer, and were able to learn more about NIH structure and functions.

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