Monday, April 30, 2007

Science Outreach

We could also use more outreach programs like these put together than a few new Bio1A labs:

Third-grade students at Berkeley's Oxford Elementary School overcame the gross factor to touch a pig's liver during an anatomy lesson last week run by UC Berkeley undergrads in Professor Marian Diamond's Anatomy Enrichment Program.

Encouraging undergraduates to apply their studies outside of the lecture hall and to promote science in the community, such as in a classroom like this, is just as worthwhile as inspiring them to research: it helps give science a voice and could inspire kids to pursue science later in their lives. Teaching is also a great way to learn about a subject, which would also reinforce the quality of education Berkeley undergraduates are acquiring.

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