Rutgers to Host 200 New Brunswick Fourth-Graders in Science Program

Rutgers to Host 200 New Brunswick Fourth-Graders in Science Program

Children will come to Douglass Campus to learn about the human body.



Rutgers undergraduate students and fourth-grade students from Lord Stirling Community School and Roosevelt Elementary School, all in New Brunswick


“4th Grade Science Stars”: Rutgers students will conduct lessons about the human body for visiting local fourth-graders  

WHEN:  Feb. 8, 9:30 a.m. – noon; Lord Stirling students will visit Rutgers

Feb. 22 and 29, 9:30 a.m. to noon; Roosevelt students will visit Rutgers


Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, 100 George St., New Brunswick

BACKGROUND: The Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science and Engineering has created a new program, “4th Grade Science Stars,” a series of 12 instructional stations in the Douglass Student Center for groups of visiting New Brunswick fourth-graders.

Two hundred fourth-graders will come to the Douglass Campus at Rutgers in New Brunswick to learn about the human body. The project is designed to enhance the New Jersey curriculum standards for instruction. The Rutgers students will work with visiting fourth-graders as they view prepared slides of human tissue, conduct blood-typing, name bones on a skeleton, learn about disease transmission and test the thoroughness of handwashing. Participants will return to the Douglass Campus in May for lunch at the Neilson Dining Hall.

Established in 1986, the Douglass Project for Women in Math, Science & Engineering is an award-winning program dedicated to supporting women interested in studying math, sciences, engineering and technology. The Douglass Project enhances educational experiences, provides academic development and leadership opportunities, encourages students to recognize their abilities and attain their educational goals, and provides support systems that foster a general competence in mathematics, science and technology.


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