Bioscience Hosts TEDx Event

Posted by Community Relations Department at 11/27/2013

Bioscience hosted a TEDx event, a talk series that focused on innovation in education, the arts, government and society, November 13.  Sponsored by the Evans Churchill Community Association, 10 speakers discussed the importance of innovation and student engagement in the community, with topics ranging from art, fashion, government and schools.  Two Bioscience students, Zie Weathers and Anayensi Almarez were speakers.  Almarez explained how youth can contribute to society by using the example of Bioscience students helping to create a prosthetic tail for an alligator.  Principal Quintin Boyce promoted his school, and how it works with the local community, and supporting student experience over textbook knowledge. Teacher Stephanie Grijalva echoed that to the capacity audience.

 

“We are aimed to take education to the next level.  It has to involve the community which allows us to share what we are doing in schools, like teaching these students how to identify and solve real-world problems.”