Nicholls Professor Heads to New York for STEM Program

Dr. Brigett Scott (Photo by Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University)

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, Director of the Honors Program, and Associate Professor of Dietetics Dr. Brigett Scott has been selected to participate in the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture On the Farm STEM professional development in Syracuse, New York from May 21-23.

Dr. Scott was one of 60 participants selected among 550 applicants.

“Learning more about sustainable agricultural practices and ways that we can teach these concepts to consumers is an integral part of increasing knowledge about nutrition, the food supply and the health of our communities,” Dr. Scott said.

On the Farm takes educators from various fields, including health and science, to visit farms and ranches, meet with farmers, learn from leading experts and discuss ways to advance STEM education. The program also offers lessons, activities, online learning tools and professional development events designed to bring science to life with the help of beef cattle ranchers, researchers, nutritionists and veterinarians.

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture works to educate the public on the importance of agriculture by reconnecting the American public with the people that grow their food, equipping agricultural leaders with the skills needed to educate Americans of all ages and by building relationships with schools to enhance ag educational tools and resources.


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