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Wesley College Faculty and Students Attend STEM Makerfest

Wirick, Piper and Bland.

Wesley College’s Assistant Director of STEM Initiatives, Dr. Kevin E. Shuman, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students Khadijah Bland, Matt Dina, Rachel Piper, Kassandra Rodriguez, Jose Santana, and Jeremy Wirick participated in the Dover Public Library Annual STEM Makerfest 2017 held on Saturday, June 10 at the Dover Public Library.

Wesley students hosted a booth at the event to allow attendees to learn more about Wesley’s STEM programs and ask questions about their STEM summer research internships. The booth also offered attendees to learn how to extract DNA from fruit, how pigments interact with light, and how lemons can be used as batteries.

Financial support was provided through the Delaware National Science Foundation (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) grant (IIA EPS-1301765), the Delaware National Institutes of Health (NIH) The Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) grant (P20 GM103446), the NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) DUE grant through Wesley College’s Cannon Scholar program under award number 1355554, and the state of Delaware.

Photo (L-R): Wirick, Piper, and Bland.