USDA scientists recognized at school board meeting

Scientists from the Horticultural Research Laboratory at the USDA location at the Research Park were recognized at the August 28, 2012, St. Lucie County School Board meeting for their support of STEM (Science, Technology, Enginerring and Mathematics) education programs at Port St. Lucie High School during the 2011-12 school year. Scientists at lab hosted field trips, and served as Science Fair advisors and judges. The lab also provides summer employment and enrichment opportunities for students. Pictured, from left, are Dr. Erin Rosskopf from USDA, Port St. Lucie High School biology teacher Leslie Taylor, St. Lucie School Board chairman Carol Hilson, Port St. Lucie High School principal Bridgette Hargadine, Deputy Superintendent Sandy Wolfe, Dr. Earl Taylor and Dr. Gavin Poole of USDA, and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell.