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Outreach and community service

K-12 youth summer camps

Our lab is committed to devoting effort to extending knowledge to K-12 students and non-experts. Our groups visits K-12 schools each year to provide guest lectures, and during this time we work with primary school teachers to develop new techniques for assessing student learning.  Each our research group hosts a K-12 summer camp at UF. Our students and I work very closely with education experts and extension agents from 4H to develop a strategic plan for developing teaching and learning objectives for the camp.  This critical interaction ensures that our teaching methods reach the K-12 audience, and also provides a hands-on experience for graduate students to teach in an informal setting.

Biosensors Camp for K-12 Florida Youth: A hands on learning experience
The biosensors camp at UF provides hands on experience for K-12 students interested in the fields of life and physical sciences and/or engineering.  Students will be provided with the background information necessary for building a  biosensor, and work in teams through experiential learning to develop, test, and use a biosensor. 
(above): Results of student surveys addressing most desirable active learning exercises during summer Biosensors camp in 2011  (n=35 youth, error bars represent the standard deviation of the arithmetic mean). Activity Legend: (1) AFM Glove Box, (2) Fun with ferrofluids, (3) Aerogel, (4) Cabbage biosensor, (5) Lemon battery, (6) Basics of circuitboards, (7) BioSolar Cells, (8) Memory Metals


For further information, please contact one of the following:
Eric S. McLamore


Suzanne H. Wilson
Walton County Extension
732 N 9th St.
DeFuniak Springs, FL32433


Photos from Biosensors Summer Camp

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Nanobiosensors for Planetary Health