Wesley College Cannon Scholars took a trip to Washington, D.C. to experience the Smithsonian Institute, the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex on October 21.
Almost 30 students visited the various museums within the Smithsonian such as the National Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum, to discover exhibits related to their majors. Each student will prepare a summary of the experience for class credit.
“We are always interested in presenting extra learning opportunities to Wesley’s Cannon Scholars,” said Wesley Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Sponsored Research Dr. Malcolm D’Souza. “The Smithsonian is a national treasure.”
Cannon Scholars were accompanied by Wesley faculty, Dr. D’Souza (S-STEM PI), Assistant Director of STEM Initiatives Dr. Kevin E. Shuman (S-STEM co-I), and Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Kelly Ann Miller.
Financial support for the trip was provided by the NSF S-STEM DUE grant through Wesley College’s Cannon Scholar program under award number 1355554 and the State of Delaware.