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College Outreach Program hosts 120 elementary students

Monica Jackson, an advisor in the undergraduate office, coordinated our latest outreach event. "On April 6, we had 120 4th-grade scholars visiting from Cambridge Elementary School of Concord," she said. Cambridge school is a Title I school serving primarily children from Mexican immigrant parents.

"Michael Goodblatt, an outstanding 4th year B.A. Chemistry student led the presentation," said Jackson. "We conducted experiments on water quality (from the creek using state of the art water quality meters comparing results with manual tests), learned about the life in the creek (cyanide emitting millipedes, fish, etc.) Mike solicited the help of a few of his research associates. Also helping out were graduate students from Carolyn Bertozzi's group.

Thank you to everyone who participated.