Dr. Melissa Mitchum, MU professor of Plant Sciences, launched a new outreach program partnering with Benton Elementary School called “Its All About Plants”! “Its All About Plants” is an NSF funded series that uses hands-on activities to teach elementary school students about plants and science in general. The graduate students in the Mitchum lab teach these activities which allows for the graduate students to develop science communication and engagement skills. The Mitchum lab studies the interactions on a molecular level between plants and nematodes.
Click here for the article by Roger Meissen, featuring Dr. Mitchum.