No summer doldrums here – the West campus continues to attract curious young students who are eager to learn about some of the fields of study they may choose to pursue through ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences when the time comes to go to college.
This week marks the culmination of the ExSciTE program being attended by dozens of middle-school students from around the Valley. Susannah Sandrin, an assistant clinical professor in New College, says the program’s purpose is to get kids exposed to, and excited about, some of the many majors the college offers.
Students in ExSciTE are participating in workshops including How Animals Work, Game Design, Generation Public Speakers, and Black Widow Spider Behavior. Current students in New College are involved in teaching these workshop classes.
One of the activities in How Animals Work involved dissecting owl pellets to look for clues about owls’ diets. Students including Elias Murphy and Larry Ross (pictured) participated in this fascinating hands-on activity.
ExSciTE is sponsored by a grant from Women & Philanthropy, a philanthropic program within the ASU Foundation for A New American University. Click here for details about Women & Philanthropy.