Mitchell-Neilson Elementary fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade students now have a new appreciation of math and science after their Camp PRiSM group visited MTSU June 7. In the photo above, Diamond Minter, Sohaeb Ahmad, Tyler Erdman, Steven Hazelwood, Corey Harris and Angel Nunez watch as Rick Taylor, third from left, makes a small sign on a laser machine in the engineering technology machine shop. Taylor is an ET lab director. In the photo below, students watch and document with cameras as Taylor demonstrates how to rotate a magnet through a fill coil to generate electricity. Shown facing the camera are, from left, Lizzie Yount, Matthew Arrington and Hannah Crawford. Before having lunch in Keathley University Center, the youngsters learned about manufacturing and performed group projects with Drs. Kathy Mathis and Carol Boraiko and the principles of electricity and magnetism from Dr. Saleh Sbenaty. Camp PRiSM—Practices in Science and Math—is a science, math and technology collaboration between MTSU and the Murfreesboro City Schools system.
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