Journeys in Engineering, Technology and Science Family Night at Gaithersburg Middle School

April 20th, 2016- The FiLS Program took part in the Gaithersburg Middle School JETS (Journeys in Engineering, Technology and Science) Family Night.  The students and their families learned how to distinguish Caenorhabditis elegans mutants by their movement.  They were asked to describe, draw, and dance what they observed.  This was a lot of fun!

 Scientist and volunteer Jordan Drew helps buddings scientists take important notes on worm movement.

Scientist and volunteer Jordan Drew helps buddings scientists take important notes on worm movement.

 This student was both incredibly observant and a great artist.  He was able to accurately depict the movement of the mutant worm strains.

This student was both incredibly observant and a great artist.  He was able to accurately depict the movement of the mutant worm strains.

 The Worm Team volunteers: (left to right) NIH postbac scientists Jordan Drew and Camille Davis, GMS students, and FiLS Director Dr. Christopher Williams.

The Worm Team volunteers: (left to right) NIH postbac scientists Jordan Drew and Camille Davis, GMS students, and FiLS Director Dr. Christopher Williams.