Friday, March 4, 2011

Presidential Medal of Science Recipient Visits Serra High

On Feb. 16, Junipero Serra High School welcomed UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, who was honored by the school’s Science in the City program for receiving the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama.

Serra High science teacher Ericka Senegar-Mitchell invited Fox to speak to the Ladies of Science in the City, a student-run program that promotes a passion for science among peers while exposing students to various careers in the field of science. Following a presentation and luncheon, Fox joined students in the biotech lab to conduct a pickle experiment, by her side, husband and UCSD chemistry professor, James Whitesell.

Senegar-Mitchell, a current County Teacher of the Year, started the Science in the City program on campus to make a positive impact on dropout prevention. For more information, contact Ericka Senegar-Mitchell at (858) 496-8342.