Wesley College’s Assistant Director of STEM Initiatives Kevin E. Shuman and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics students Khadijah Bland, Matt Dina, Rachel Piper, Kassandra Rodriguez, Jose Santana and Jeremy Wirick participated in the Dover Public Library’s annual STEM Makerfest 2017 held June 10 at the Dover Public Library.

Wesley students hosted a booth to allow attendees to learn more about Wesley’s STEM programs and ask questions about their STEM summer research internships. The booth also offered attendees to learn how to extract DNA from fruit, how pigments interact with light and how lemons can be used as batteries.

Financial support was provided through the Delaware National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research grant, the Delaware National Institutes of Health, The Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence grant, the NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics DUE grant through Wesley College’s Cannon Scholar program under award number 1355554 and the state of Delaware.