Webster Biological Sciences Faculty in K-12 STEM Outreach

Feb. 14, 2018

The Department of Biological Sciences in K-12 STEM Outreach
Webster professor Mary Preuss at the STEM Extravaganza

For the seventh year in a row, the Department of Biological Sciences represented Webster University at the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Extravaganza held at Hazelwood Central High School in Florissant, Missouri. 

At this year's event on Jan. 28, Webster professors Mary Preuss and Victoria Brown-Kennerly provided hands-on demonstrations with fruit flies, ants, phage, and scale models of the solar system. 

"This has always been a rich, highly interactive experience," said Brown-Kennerly.

The family event draws hundreds of participants of all ages including K-12 students, and showcases many different types of STEM-based institutions in the St. Louis region such as Washington University, Saint Louis University, UMSL, Monsanto, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, the Danforth Plant Science Center, Boeing, BJC Healthcare, Missouri S&T, Missouri Dept. of Conservation, and the St. Louis Academy of Science, among many others.

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