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Chemist Encourages Parents and Students
To Connect Science to Everyday Life
This week on WOL AM, Saundra McGuire, director of the Center for Academic Success, adjunct professor of chemistry, and associate dean of University College at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, spoke to a radio audience of African American children and their families about helping students understand science.
"I think parents should know that there really are no A, B, C, D, or F students," said McGuire during an interview on a radio program called Delta SEE Connection. "There are just students who have learned how to approach the subject matter and how to learn, and students who haven't."
To produce Delta SEE Connection, a weekly radio program, AAAS has joined forces with the nation's largest African American sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF).
"This initiative is opening for us a whole new medium for providing a window into the world of science for the African American community," says Shirley Malcom, director of the AAAS Directorate for Education and Human Resources and a commentator on the show. "In their stories, the scientists explain the importance of science in their lives, but also in the lives of everyday Americans."
WOL, 1450 AM, the Radio One station in Washington, DC, with the largest African American audience in the area, has become the first station to broadcast the interviews compiled for the project known as Delta SEE, for "Science and Everyday Experiences." The program can be heard every Saturday, from 5 to 6 p.m., through 18 October. In the coming weeks, the series will be distributed to Radio One stations nationwide, as well as to other radio stations in African American markets and to radio stations operated on the campuses of historically-black colleges and universities.
Listen to a clip from the most recent radio program, which was broadcast on Saturday, 19 July, from 5 to 6 p.m., or listen to the entire program in MP3 format (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4) or RealAudio (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4).
See also all past Delta SEE radio programs.
21 July 2003