Five Middlesex Community College students were selected to be a part of a community service project involving Woodrow Wilson Middle School, supported by the Rockfall Foundation. This two-part project connects local middle school students with college student mentors.

The five MxCC students involved in this project are: John Tirone IV, Jeffrey Swatkins, Antwan Byrd, Tiffani Woronick, and Delfina Rosario. Dr. Michelle Kraczkowski, assistant professor and biotechnology program coordinator, and Dr. Madhavi Shah, instructor of microbiology & biology, are overseeing this program.

During the fall semester, MxCC students facilitated four workshops at Woodrow Wilson, introducing students to scientific methods, lab tools, experiments, data analysis, lab notebooks, and safety. The middle school students will then develop projects during the spring semester that address an environmental biology issue in the community, culminating with presentations and attendance at MxCC’s annual academic convivium.