Fern Tsien, Ph.D.
On May 16th, a total of 83 fourth graders from Esperanza as well St. Peter Claver Elementary School, another Science Youth Initiative participating school, visited the LSUHSC campus for the annual Field Day. The day’s events included demonstrations of human organs, isolation of DNA from strawberries, and making models of blood components, all led by LSUHSC faculty and trainees. Teachers were recognized for their commitment to the program and each fourth grader received a book of their choosing from a large selection of titles. Additional books were awarded to the Esperanza School library in appreciation of their new partnership with LSUHSC.