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WPSU Digging Deeper with Eric Barron

May 23, 2017 interview with Nina Jablonski and Michael Zeman - Can two weeks of summer camp have a lasting impact on how students feel about science? Researchers at Penn State are trying to find out by using genealogy research to get kids interested in science and increase diversity in STEM fields. In this edition of Digging Deeper Penn State president Eric Barron explores the impact of the Finding Your Roots summer camp.


One-of-a-kind summer camp offered at Penn State for first time

The first Finding Your Roots summer camp wrapped up on July 1 2016 at two locations - Penn State University and University of South Carolina.  Kids between 11-13 years old spent two weeks learning about their genetic ancestry, genealogy, and how to use that data to make healthy choices.


Gates hoping to inspire love of STEM through genealogy

Finding Your Roots curriculum receives $659,000 in grants; PBS series returns in January

Penn State, Harvard team up to enhance science education for minority students

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