High Point University’s Mobile Lab team communicates virtually to offer children online resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 7, 2020 – High Point University’s Mobile Lab remains committed to bringing science to children across the community while school is not in session because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
HPU’s Mobile Lab leaders are providing a variety of resources online for children to engage in, as well as the opportunity to schedule Meet-A-Scientist virtual sessions. Anyone can access the online activities by visiting this website.
Activities include coloring pages where children can submit their page via email and receive a certificate of completion, a virtual Meet-a-Scientist opportunity and two Cell Art Collaborative events that are happening throughout April that include an online showcase of science-inspired artwork and a keynote presentation featuring HPU alumna Casey Garr, founder of Garr Biomedical Visuals.
“We are excited to have created virtual opportunities to grow closer to our community in these challenging times,” says Dr. Veronica Segarra, assistant professor of biology and part of the Mobile Lab’s faculty team. “We look forward to collaborating with our community to create positive experiences that will benefit us all.”
Rachel Berndsen, a senior biology major at HPU, is thrilled to continue to offer science activities to children in the community during these difficult times.
“I am very happy that we can still bring science to kids while they’re home from school and continue to foster their curiosity towards the sciences from a distance,” says Berndsen. “I am very grateful for the impact I have made in the community through the HPU Mobile Lab, and I can’t wait to see how the Mobile Lab grows from here.”