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Wesley’s Cannon Scholars Experience the Smithsonian Institute

Posted October 31st, 2017 at 11:04am
Wesley College Cannon Scholars in Washington, D.C.

Front Row (L to R): Lily Neff, Jordan Brockwell, Khadijah Bland, Dinh Ngo, Josephine Veeria, Christina Roe, Austin Pendergast, Christina Hubert, Alexis Holland, Kassandra Rodriguez, Alex Jean-Francois, Alena Brown, Omasan Uyebi, Dr. Kevin E. Shuman Back Row (L to R): Collin Miller, Jeremy Wirick, Logan Minner, Austin Lonski, Casey Galloway, Momina Toseef (Hidden), Morgan Gannon, Edward Brandenburg, Jayson Feld, Matt Dina, Osama Mahmoud, Katelynn Fry, Teric Henry, Amanda Deputy, Rachel Piper, Kayla Greene (Hidden)

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.