We were fortunate today to have PhD student Alyssa in our class! Please see her short bio below.
"My name is Alyssa and I am the volunteer scientist with Let’s Talk Science who is partnered with the grade four classes. To introduce myself a little bit, my path to becoming a scientist started with my Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, which then led to a Master’s degree, both of which I completed at Queen’s University. I am now a student at UBC, working towards my PhD. My research focus is in biochemistry and molecular biology, which means that I study things like how DNA is packaged with proteins into cells, and how the packing is regulated.
I am very excited to be able to visit the school a few times during the year with some hands-on science activities and demonstrations to complement what the students will be learning in class. My first activity included a game to let the students explore sustainable fishing and how humans have an effect on the balance of the food chain. I hope the students will have as much fun during my visits as I will!"
We had a great time making connections to our learning!