Growing the next generation of science stars

Growing the next generation of science stars
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By Randy Wyrick

VAIL — Sure, the Steadman Philippon Research Institute attracts physicians and scientists from all around the world. Now, SPRI is growing their own.The Institute’s Education and Public Outreach Committee — EPOC, chaired by Senenne Philippon — began a program to inspire elementary, middle and high school students to become more involved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.Four teams of local high school students — SPRI’s Science Club — spent a year doing research, working with mentor scientists and preparing presentations.Science Club members get certificates and T-shirts, which is good, and cash for college, which is better.Backpacks and backsBattle Mountain’s Christian …

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