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'Soybeans have a touch of 'classroom''

The goal of the Arkansas Soybean Science Challenge is to engage students in “real world” education to support soybean production and agricultural sustainability. The program also rewards scientific inquiry and discovery that supports the Arkansas soybean industry. As part of helping teachers bring soybean agriculture into the classroom, the presenter has written several lessons in both 7E and GPS Format that involve soybeans or are soybean related, and will be implementing one of these lessons with the teachers in the workshop. It will be a hands on ‘who done it’ introduction to soybeans in the classroom!

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Diedre Young
Email: dyoung@uaex.edu
Speaker Order: 1
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Primary Presenter
State: Arkansas
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Main Phone: 1-501-671-2301
Biosketch: I am a certified 20-year veteran 7-12 science teacher with a Masters plus 48 post graduate credits. My undergraduate degrees are in Biology and Allied Health and I am also a Certified Medical Technologist. I have implemented two science fair start-ups plus have been active in science fair for 12 years with six students over the last eight years of my teaching participating in the International Science and Engineering Fair. I have been awarded multiple awards including the 2015 Presidential Award in Excellence for Math and Science Teaching for 7-12 grade teachers for the state of Arkansas. Currently I am the Soybean Science Challenge Coordinator through the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension and I am excited to be able to bring a teacher perspective to this amazing program! I live in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, am married and have three adult children.
Organization/Affiliation: Soybean Science Challenge Coordinator, UA Divison of Agriculture Research and Extension