Gentleman’s Quorum, ESA, Cook visit WSSU and UNC-Chapel Hill

Gentleman’s Quorum, ESA, Cook visit WSSU and UNC-Chapel Hill
June 18
00:00 2015

In photo above: Students are shown in the dining hall of Winston-Salem State University: (L-R) Micah Hairston, Edber Vargas, Stefano Buffert, Steven Evan. (Submitted photo)

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The Gentleman’s Quorum at Elementary Academy recently visited Winston-Salem State University, along with other members of their fifth-grade classroom and students from Cook Elementary.

Students participated in a science experiment along with WSSU students from Dr. Pamela Jones’ class.

The students were given a chance to see DNA through a microscope. Then each student was given a strawberry and a banana in which instructions were given on how to extract the DNA from each item. The students then proceeded with placing the DNA under the lense of a microscope.
Micah Hairston said he really liked the science experiment that the students participated in at Winston-Salem State University.

“It was a lot of fun,” he said. “We actually had a chance to work on things like regular college students. The professor was great and the students gave us a lot of real-life chances.”

It was the second university that the students visited during the school year. Earlier last fall, they also visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“It was a great opportunity for us,” said Stefano Buffert. “We had a chance to visit a big university and a smaller university. It was fun, exciting and interesting to see the similarities and differences between the schools. I was impressed with the size of UNC-Chapel Hill. The science experiment we participated in at Winston-Salem State University was awesome, and we also had fun. We ate in the dining hall and got a chance to see what college life is like.”

Anthony Snyder said he enjoyed learning about the history of Winston-Salem State. “I really liked the campus,” he said. “They have a lot of great programs and I would like to learn more about the university in the future.”

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