Talented and gifted high school juniors and seniors from small and rural districts across Florida, including a Taylor County student, spent recently five full days immersed in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning at the University of Florida.
From the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC) area, 29 STEM Scholars and seven teachers took advantage of program. The customized experience, tailored to the unique needs of these students, was made possible through a partnership with the University of Florida’s Center for Precollegiate Education and Training (CPET). The STEM Scholar who represented Taylor County was Jamarcus Robertson, a senior at Taylor County High School.
PHOTO: Jamarcus Robertson (Taylor County High), left, and Aaron Smith (Wakulla High) record the time it takes varieties of Drosophila melanogaster to recover from a cold-induced coma during an activity in the Entomology Department.