It is not every day that students get to spend time with a person who splits atoms and makes diesel fuel from peanuts. However, that is exactly what happened when Greg Smith from The North Carolina BioNetwork visited sixth grade students at West Edgecombe Middle School.
Smith said he has enjoyed a career as a scientist in North Carolina, as his work has helped contribute to the growth of the biotechnology industry and he holds several patents for his research.
The focus of Smith's presentation was science, education, and what having a career in science can mean for students. He educated the students about the growing field of biotechnology in North Carolina and what would be required of students if they wished to pursue studies in that area.
Smith also brought homemade moisturizer and diesel fuel along with him to help illustrate some of the real life applications being knowledgeable about science can have.
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