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Scientists, Engineers Hold TEACH-IN In Columbia County

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Seventh grade students at Riverside Middle School got a big surprise Thursday from the engineers, scientists, and technicians at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS).

Thursday was a TEACH-IN, a chance for 7th grade kids to learn hands on about science and engineering.

"We have 31 different schools that we are teaching what scientific professions are like," said D.T. Townsend, of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions.

The TEACH-IN, sponsored by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, has been teaching kids the importance of science and technology since 2008 and also having fun!

"I like the hands-on learning and the touch and feel. I learn better that way," said Blakely Robinson, a Rivverside Middle School 7th grader.

The segment was about an hour, with some classroom work, a small test, and then the kids got to try out the hovercraft. The presenters from SRNS were impressed with the excitement from the 7th graders, who are already thinking about their future.

"I've always considered engineering, so this made me want to learn more about it," said Riverside Middle School 7th grader Sydney Pickett.

"Who knows, one day they may come out of the other end of the pipe as scientists and SRNS is a great place to work," said Townsend.

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