Elizabeth Vierling uses NSF grant to support STEM programs at Amherst Regional Schools

BMB Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Vierling has been working with teachers at the Amherst Regional Middle and High Schools to develop new hand-on STEM curricula. Dr. Vierling’s NSF grant has allowed her to help the schools purchase equipment for various plant-based experiments and support teachers as they design new inquiry-based classroom activities. The hope is that these new programs will help underrepresented students develop an interest in STEM while improving the connection between UMass and the Amherst Regional School system.