Roanoke physics students lend a hand to Governor’s School student

by robb on February 24, 2014

Thanks to Roanoke College students Amanda Wright, Lizzi Ciskowski, Sara Dvorak and Thomas Lux, as well as Dr. Rich Grant! These students and Dr. Grant dedicated part of a recent Saturday to helping Alexus McBride, a Roanoke Valley Governor’s School student, analyze the data from her school science project. Alexus’ project involved the effectiveness of headband materials in decreasing the effects of concussions that occur in soccer matches. Congrats also to Alexus, who placed first in the category of Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering at the Governor’s School Project Forum! She will find out soon if she has been chosen to go to the Regional Science fair and the JMU symposium. As Alexus wrote to Dr. Grant, “Thank you for all of your generosity. You took time out of your Saturday to meet with me and I greatly appreciate it. Meeting with you and your students was one of the highlights of my project, and I learned a lot. After the meeting I was able to explain my project from top to bottom.  That was a great improvement over last year when I was nervous and not able to explain my project.  This year I had confidence and I was excited to share with the judges and the public what I had discovered, and that is all thanks to your team.”

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