STARKVILLE, Miss.--A team of Mississippi State students are helping bring some highly visual, hands-on education to the Mississippi Gulf Resort Golf Classic.
Joining with the Chevron Corp., five majors in the university's College of Education are at the Fallen Oak Golf Club in Saucier through Sunday [March 23], teaching the science of golf to hundreds of youngsters visiting the Chevron STEM ZONE exhibit.
They are helping students in grades K-12 experience scientific concepts that underlie some of their favorite sports activities.
STEM ZONE is a creative, interactive area dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics--typically called STEM--education. It focuses on the science of golf and features a fully equipped, mock studio to provide participants with broadcasting and media experiences.
"It is really exciting to see students from many areas come to the STEM ZONE and learn science while having fun with sports and golf," said Leslie M. Exmeyer of Starkville, an MSU graduate student and team captain.
Other MSU students include (by hometown):
BILOXI--Savannah L. Smith, a senior secondary education major and the daughter of George and Rhonda Smith;
GERMANTOWN, Tenn.--Morgan A. Massa, a senior elementary education major and the daughter of Kenneth and Susan Massa;
MERIDIAN--Jonathan D. McMillan, a senior secondary education major and the son of Marcus and Patricia McMillan;
NOXAPATER--Jorie A. Long, a senior elementary education major and the daughter of Donald and Cynthia Long;
OCEAN SPRINGS--Hunter R. Darnell, a senior secondary education major and the son of John Darnell and Brenda Kellams;
Chevron's ongoing support for STEM educational programs from the kindergarten-higher education levels includes partnerships with educational organizations, government and non-government agencies and community leaders to increase and enhance access technical training. Complete information about the program is available at http://chevronstemzone.com/ .
For more information about Mississippi State University, see www.msstate.edu.