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Dr. Scott Kenney and his graduate student Kush Kumar Yadav visit Triway Junior Highschool

May. 13, 2022
Dr. Scott Kenney and his graduate student Kush Kumar Yadav Visiting Triway Jr. Highschool

On May 6, 2022 Dr. Scott Kenney Department of Animal Sciences and Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Center for Food Animal Health (CFAH) and his graduate student Kush Kumar Yadav (Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, CFAH) presented “Ask a Virologist” and “Microbes Make the World Go ‘round” part of Dr. Kenney’s Pathogen Punishers Outreach and Extension Program.  They visited Triway Junior Highschool speaking with over 250 Junior high students regarding a career in   virology with aspects pertaining to agriculture and One Health.  They also spoke with the Medical Detectives students providing a hand hygiene experiment to observe which microbes grow on their hands before and after using hand sanitizer.  The overall goal was to expose students to potential career opportunities, show them how virology and agriculture are linked, and to present science topics in a fun way.  Dr. Kenney giving an overview of what virologists do and tossing toy “viruses” to students willing to share their ideas of what a virologist has studied during their education.