RPI Science Ambassadors Make a Visit
RPI Science Ambassadors brought their passion for science to the students at Vanderheyden, on Tuesday, April 19th.
Fifteen RPI undergraduate students traveled from the Jonsson-Rowland Science Center in Troy to our Wynantskill campus to meet with our students and staff. They participated in numerous hands-on science activities throughout the school day.
A popular activity was the exploration of the science of crime solving, and contrasting this knowledge with the portrayal of detectives and crime in the media. Chemistry and biology basic facts were discussed, before the students started their own investigations into solving a "fake" crime, which was created by the Science Ambassadors.
Vanderheyden's President and CEO, Karen Carpenter Palumbo stated, "
We are grateful and thrilled
that the entire school community had the opportunity for a Science Day. RPI Ambassadors are such special mentors and to be able to collaborate with them in STEM education is incredible."
The goal of the RPI Ambassador program is to inspire students to explore the role of science in society. The student's positive reactions to the presentations and exercises were most definitely noted by their enthusiasm and eagerness to explore and participate in them.