UNC-CH bus brings mobile lab, high-tech science focus to underserved N.C. schools

na economy, so this bus represents a creative investment in our state's future."

Added George Abercrombie, senior vice president for commercial operations for Glaxo Wellcome Inc. and chair of the UNC-CH Board of Visitors, "Glaxo Wellcome is enthusiastically supporting the traveling science laboratory because the university's bold vision matches our strong interest in giving back to the scientific community in North Carolina and beyond. Educators nationwide are searching for ways to make science come alive for young people. This bus can help meet that critical challenge in North Carolina's schools and communities."

McCoy and Abercrombie will participate in a ceremony at UNC-CH Monday (April 10) to formally launch the bus, cut a symbolic ribbon and recognize students from two North Carolina high schools participating in the consortium that won a contest to nickname the bus.

The winners are from Pamela A. Benton's third-period biology class at Bladenboro High School and Mary Ann Jones's second-period allied health class at Southeast Halifax High School. Both classes submitted the nickname "Destiny," which now appears on the front panel of the bus. The students and their teachers will have lunch with scientists from UNC-CH and Glaxo Wellcome and tour the Carolina campus, including science buildings and laboratories. In addition, UNC-CH will honor the two classes by making their schools in Bladenboro and Halifax the first two stops the bus will make.

Many science educators across North Carolina are hampered by a lack of ongoing professional development opportunities as well as access to equipment -- including laboratories, computers and the Internet -- that can help them more effectively teach their students, said Dr. Walter E. Bollenbacher, professor of biology at UNC-CH and director of the Partnership for Minority Advancement in the Biomolecular Sciences.

"We want to share how high-quality science can be effectively taught and then continue to serve

Contact: Mike McFarland
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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