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  • Writer's pictureMatthew McSwain

McNair's Legacy Thrives Through Science Education Initiatives

Five scientists from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas visited with students and teachers in our county this week. Representing the McNair Science Education Collaborative (MSEC), these distinguished fellows worked with teachers and students over three days to engage them in hands-on scientific activities, sparking passion and interest for science.

These five scientists are phD or postdoctoral students that bring a large amount of combined experience in research and development. They were proudly supported by the McNairs, whom established this partnership through a passion for scientific research and education. This was the sixth year that the MSEC has come to Rutherford County Schools, emphasizing how committed they are to our students’ education.

Teachers had the opportunity to learn new techniques and lessons with an emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields as well as participate in activities designed to promote inquiry-based learning for deeper comprehension. Students also enjoyed engaging activities such as experiments with DNA coding and identifying fungal samples.

We would like to thank the MSEC team for their hard work and dedication towards making science more accessible to our students. We are excited to see what comes next from this partnership!

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