Talk about starting off with a bang.
A STEM Summer Boot Camp introducing a
group of Cuyamaca College students to the dedication required in studying
science, technology, engineering and mathematics got under way July 24 with a
classic whodunit – the discovery of a “victim” felled by a bullet and a
directive to work as a team in collecting blood samples, analyzing DNA and
engaging in an abundance of research over the following three weeks to solve
the faux crime.
|Lab tech Niall-Conor Garcia poses as a victim as|
Professor Laurie LeBlanc points to evidence
Call it CSI Cuyamaca College. Seventeen students are taking part in the boot camp, which runs through Aug. 11 and involves extensive lab work combined with a crash course in technical reading and writing.