Sharing Passion for Science from One Generation to the Next

Jessica Whisher-Hehl G’09 knows that being surrounded by educators at home and at school ignited her desire to study science and engineering. Her father was a guidance counselor at Saranac Lake High School and her mother was an elementary teacher in the same district. “My mom really instilled in me the importance of learning,” says Whisher-Hehl. “She sat down

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Graduate student shares passion for science with middle school students during Science Horizons Summer Program

When Nadia Essi was selected as the only eighth-grade student from Levy Middle School to attend a science camp at Syracuse University, she was excited to learn more about a subject she had come to love. “My fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. Berman, had a strong influence on me,” says Essi. “She had a life-size skeleton in the classroom and had

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Local teachers prepare students for summer science adventure

Forty middle school students from throughout Onondaga County were selected to take part in the 19th annual Bristol-Myers Squibb Science Horizons program at Syracuse University. The program, which includes field trips, lectures and hands-on learning opportunities, will kick off on Monday, June 27. Fully funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) and hosted by University College, Science Horizons gives local seventh-

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