Mrs. Merlyn Mathew partnered with Dr. Samantha Brooks, an Associate Professor and Researcher of Equine Physiology at the University of Florida, to deliver an interactive showcase of her genetics research to high school Biology students. Dr. Brooks also shared her educational journey that led her to her eventual career path. The virtual TEAMs meeting was educational and directly aligned to content standards for the quarter. Students engaged by asking great questions which furthered their understanding of genetics and biotechnology.
The program entitled SCIENTIST IN EVERY FLORIDA SCHOOL is a free program that connects educators and scientists together to integrate current scientific research into classroom lessons. The program has seen increased success in their outreach due to the pandemic. Visit bit.ly/SEFSsite for more information.