NCSCE and KQED are partnering on a new project, Do Now U. Do Now U engages undergraduate students in online discussions about current scientific issues through the innovative use of social media.
This week, Do Now U addresses an issue that has been at the forefront of national conversation for months. Taylor Maxson, Maribeth Eickenhorst, Christina Hernandez, Camron Grant, Michael Hilton, and Fatima Javed, students at Lone Star College- Kingwood, created the post “Will the Flint Water Crisis Motivate More Efficient Responses in the Future?”
In the post, the students detail the events that led up to Flint’s water contamination crisis, the steps that have been taken since the issue was made public, and invite the public to share their opinions.
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Do you need a warm up exercise or extra credit assignment for your course? Do you want to expand your class discussion beyond the walls of your lecture hall? Incorporate #DoNowUFlint in your classroom.
Previous Do Now U post topics range from environmental conservation to global health care. Explore all Do Now U posts here and engage your students in national conversations.
Photo: George Thomas