Name of Engagement

Cub Run Students Put Science To Practice

Contact Information

Kerry Cresawn

Contact Details

cresawko@jmu.edu

Description

Students from the local Cub Run Elementary School visited JMU for an interactive microscope lab to learn about cell biology. They shared compound microscopes from JMU’s biology department and identified the cellular features using Smartboards. Kerry Cresawn, assistant professor of biology, arranged for about 80 students to visit her classroom. Cresawn has visited Valley elementary schools before, and Tuesday was the first time students went to the university. Using a $7,572 grant from the Merck Foundation, Cresawn has made about 60 school visits since August to teach “ foundational science” at the elementary level.

Web Presence

http://www.jmu.edu/news/csm/2014/12/12-news.shtml

Involvement

Involves Faculty, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Hburg/Local/VA

Primary Focus of Program

Education PK-12

Community Partner Name

Cub Run Elementary School

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Program

On/Off campus

On campus

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