Recently, Dr. David Chevalier, Interim Biology Chair, and Dr. Paul Cerpovicz, Professor of Chemistry, from the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at East Georgia State College, visited Jefferson County High School in Louisville, Ga.
While there, they spoke with 10th-12th grade students in Faith Barnett’s chemistry and honors chemistry classes. The EGSC professors discussed careers in science, demonstrated gas law properties, and used liquid nitrogen at -196 degrees Celsius (-321 degrees Fahrenheit) to prepare ice cream for the students. The goal of this visit, and others like it, is to help students become excited about fields related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and to increase their interest and appreciation for how much these fields impact their daily lives.
“The experiment was an amazing opportunity for students to learn how nitrogen can make something so delicious,” said one of the students in Barnett’s class.