CRL Outreaches to K-12 to promote STEM disciplines

Post-bac Research Associate J’Aron Heard, pictured in the center, guides middle school students through an exercise on DNA .

Post-bac Research Associate J’Aron Heard, pictured in the center, guides middle school students through an exercise on DNA .

One of the most important missions of the CRL is to promote STEM careers through all ages. After engaging with our lab, we prepare young researchers to become esthetic about research. J'Aron Heard, (pictured below) a recent graduate of the Howard University Biology Department, has returned home to Louisville, KY to speak with 7th and 8th graders at Western Middle School, about connecting music and science. In this demonstration, he was able to encourage art magnet students to engage in singing, dancing, and even extracting DNA! The presentation covered lab protocol, interdisciplinary research, funding college, applying to college, the importance of higher education, creating a research project, and how to create a career in art and science. Through our work in the CRL, we hold the key to the past, and the future.  ***