At Kent Meridian High School, Rene Pointras’s biology classes are working on microscopy. She thought it would be a good idea to include me and the iPads in on some of her lab activities.
When I say she wanted to include me in her lab I mean that in the most literal sense. I was the subject of an impromptu Q&A session about my job and education. This was something I’d never done before and it was a lot of fun. Her students were all apart of a media/STEM program in Kent to encourage and inspire students to expand their career choices. I was able to share my background in Film and Television production as well as what I do here at SEP. My hope is that they can see the diversity of opportunities that exist after high school.
She was also able to use the Exo Lab Focus camera with each of her lab groups. They were studying different types of cells and their organelles. And like most classes the students loved seeing onion cells and cheek cells up close! It always makes me smile when I can see the light in each students eyes as they get excited about science!