Hambright students in grades 4-6 attended the Millersville University’s 31st Annual Brossman Foundation and Ronald E. Frisbie Science Lectureship last month. Millersville University kindly extends an invitation each year for area students to attend the afternoon presentation by the speaker highlighted at the Brossman Lectureship Series. It is a chance for elementary, middle and 9th grade students to visit the Millersville campus and hear directly from an expert in the STEM community. At the close of the presentation, students have a chance to ask questions to the presenter and hear questions posed by their peers.
This year’s speaker was Christine McKinley. Her topic was: The Feeding and Exercise of Your Brain.
Christine McKinley told students to dive headfirst into subjects that are most difficult for them. She explained that while their brains are growing, this is the time to tackle math, science, writing, and music. She shared that math and science were the hardest subjects for her in 7th and 8th grade. To her surprise, trigonometry, chemistry, and physics were her favorite classes in high school. She then got a degree in mechanical engineering in college while playing bass in a band. Christine encouraged the scientific students to think like artists and the artistic students to think like scientists to get the most out of their amazing brains.
Other than the rain, I think the students enjoyed the time away from class to attend the lecture.