Science classes at Holman Middle School had employees from ThermoFisher Scientific visit and lead STEM-based projects with students on Nov. 12.
Kayela Schoen, an environmental health and safety specialist, instructed students through several activities in Teresa Hutti’s science classes.
Nov. 8 was National STEM Day and the local ThermoFisher Scientific manufacturing plant is in Berkeley.
“We're really interested in giving back to the community and we wanted to expose students to some possible STEM careers and talk to them while playing games, building relationships and having fun,” she said. “We are science people, it’s what we do, so we came into these classes to share our knowledge, have fun and let the students talk to us”
Hutti loved the opportunity to partner with ThermoFisher Scientific, especially during the week that STEM is being celebrated.
“This has been awesome because they also talked about how STEM skills are so important in their jobs,” she said. “The students got to see and talk to different people that look like them who are being successful in STEM careers.”