Teamwork at the Philadelphia Science Festival

On Saturday, the McNulty Scholars Program once again had a great showing at our booth at the Franklin Institute’s Science Carnival on the Parkway.  But this year, we had company.  For the first time ever, students from Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School joined in the action.  Led by science teacher (and McNulty alumna) Kathleen Logan ’16 and current McNulty students Amelia Bielefeld ’20 and Maura Flynn ’21, more than 20 high school students worked alongside McNulty students to help booth visitors learn about DNA by making bracelets that represent the DNA structures of their favorite animals.  As Kathleen remarked, “I especially appreciate Amelia and Maura for embracing the students’ enthusiasm and encouraging them to jump in and lead the DNA bracelet-making activity. Yesterday truly captured the spirit of a McNulty Scholar–a woman who is warm and inclusive, and who shares their love of learning with others.”