On April 23, Gifted and Talented Resource Teacher Devonna Abner and her six mentees were treated to a day of science exploration at Eastern Kentucky University. Mrs. Abner had served as the mentor for this group of students all year and focused their discussions on future careers.
Coordinated by EKU Regional Extension Agent Vickie Moberly and EKU Office of Pre-Professional Adviser Sharon Lee, students began their day at the New Science Building touring several different departments. They visited with professors from forensic science, physics and chemistry and completed numerous hands-on activities. These activities included testing fibers and hair samples, using liquid nitrogen to create ice cream and having contact with an actual meteorite.
The students were impressed with the technology and resources available to students who study science at EKU.
Several students remarked, “Best field trip ever!”
“That is exactly what we want to happen with mentoring and college visits,” said GEAR UP Academic Specialist Stacy Brockman. “We want students to make that connection between education and their futures.”