Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program Provides Students Memorable Experience

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Date: 02/13/13

As part of the recently-launched Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program, students in the sixth and seventh grade at Jefferson Middle School conducted the Genes in a Bottle experiment under the guidance of Science Ambassador, Dr. Lisa Eccles. An article subsequently appeared in Jefferson, Tennessee's newspaper, The Standard Banner. The Science Ambassador concept has earned high praise from scientists and teachers alike.

As part of the recently-launched Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program, students in the sixth and seventh grade at Jefferson Middle School conducted the Genes in a Bottle™ experiment under the guidance of Science Ambassador, Dr. Lisa Eccles. An article subsequently appeared in Jefferson, Tennessee's newspaper, The Standard Banner. The Science Ambassador concept has earned high praise from scientists and teachers alike. Even more important, the program has garnered rave reviews from students, who are able to conduct an exciting molecular biology experiment by themselves under the guidance of real scientists, who teach them the real-life laboratory procedures required to achieve success. Read the full article that appeared in The Standard Banner.

A student admires his DNA necklace after successfully harvesting his own cells in an experiment designed to pique the interest of middle school students in science.

A student admires his DNA necklace after successfully harvesting his own cells in an experiment designed to pique the interest of middle school students in science. Photo courtesy of The Standard Banner staff photographer, Ronnie Housley.

Dr. Lisa Eccles shows a DNA necklace to students during a recent Bio-Rad Science Ambassador event at Jefferson Middle School.

Dr. Lisa Eccles shows a DNA necklace to students during a recent Bio-Rad Science Ambassador event at Jefferson Middle School. Photo courtesy of The Standard Banner staff photographer, Ronnie Housley.

 

About the Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program

The Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program was developed to empower scientists who work outside the educational community to engage directly with community schools, contributing their talent and leadership to inspire young people's interest in science. Scientists are passionate about their work, and this tool lets them share that passion with students to get them excited about science education and consider pursuing scientific careers.

Bio-Rad helps match teachers with scientist volunteers, facilitates the scheduling of the visit, and provides the resources and supplies necessary to conduct a successful activity. At present, the program is available to scientists and teachers in the U.S. and Canada.

For more information about the Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program, please visit www.bio-rad.com/scienceambassadors.

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