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July 20, 2013

STEM Summit attracts positive attention

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

Issues such as fusion energy, health care and water shortage require some immediate breakthroughs. STEM is the universal language.

“Education and science is going to be global. If we are all speaking a different language, it’s going to be very difficult for us to educate the next generation. The next generation is demanding us to be better,” Jones said.

With the poor state of STEM education and graduation rates in state and beyond, this CAPS-ATL consortium could help elevate the rankings. Nelson said, “if you do not have the opportunity create the opportunity.”

The local success story said the analytical lab concept would start in Milledgeville, then hopefully expand to other counties, states and the world.

“Darrell Davis said he wanted to setup a laboratory centered around school children, graduates and professionals based on analytical chemistry and forensics science. I’d love nothing more than for this to be a model for the rest of the world starting right here in Milledgeville for kids to have access to research grade instrumentation. Early exposure should increase their confidence level and place them ahead of their cohort when they attend college,” Nelson said.

Forensics has created a new field of scientific interest. Davis said CAPS-ATL would turn research into entrepreneurial opportunities.

Simple projects introduce children to the STEM world, as Davis desires to bring youngsters and professors from all over the country instrumentation access.

“A science fair project is the beginning of research. We want this type of synergy in Milledgeville,” the DEA legend said. “We may not get instrumentation to every high school or k-12 program, but let them come to Milledgeville in the summer time. It can, will and shall be done.”

Godfrey said this Central State based lab would give different populations the opportunity to catch up with the rest of the world.

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