Medaille College Celebrates Another Year of Science in Bloom
This past Friday, Medaille College students, faculty and staff came together with students and families from the Valley Community Center to celebrate yet another year of Science in Bloom.
Science In Bloom (SIB) is based on Benjamin Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning and focuses on the cognitive level of learning, which includes knowledge, comprehension and critical thinking. The program aims to foster a lifelong interest in science and allows students to develop a contextual understanding of science using a continuum of learning experiences that engage students in scientific inquiry.
The program takes place on Medaille's Buffalo campus and at the Valley Community Center (VCA), exposing VCA students to four STEM areas. Biology/Dissection involves open-inquiry dissection projects. VCA youth dissect specimens, journal, develop questions and discuss answers under Medaille students’ guidance.
General Chemistry exposes VCA youth to conventional laboratory techniques and experiments are designed by Medaille students. Students collect both qualitative and quantitative data and organize, discuss, and interpret it. Botany, held on-site at the VCA, utilizes the Valley’s Nature Park & Habitat Trail as an “outdoor living classroom.” The trail, which connects back to the Buffalo River, is home to both indigenous and invasive species of plants. Students learn about their natural environment with Medaille student mentors and journal their observations. In Molecular Biology, Medaille student mentors create a CSI-type lab experiment for the VCA youth to participate in. Given a “crime” and clues from Medaille students, VCA youth deduce the culprit through a series of experiments including DNA sequencing.
VCA students and their parents will tour Medaille and will meet with personnel from admissions and financial aid to increase awareness of college as a viable option in a year-end celebratory event. In addition, an upcoming week-long “Strategies For Success” summer camp will focus on utilizing skills the youths have learned throughout the year.
Medaille students will be primarily responsible for planning the lab content. They will serve as mentors to the VCA youth and will design and administer pre- and post-tests.
Medaille professor Dr. Donald E. Nowak, Jr., has recently published two articles examining gambling disorder in the college student population
Homeland security graduate Taryn Levy '17 explains how the program afforded her the opportunity to pursue her dream career.
Medaille Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions Dr. Kush K. Bhardwaj was recently named Erie County Citizen of the Month by the Erie County Legislature.
HLS adjunct faculty member Aida Teresa (“Tere”) Silva is a retired special agent with more than 25 years of field experience.
Medaille has been awarded its second Upward Bound Grant from the US Department of Education.
First time freshmen, transfer students and students who wish to apply for associate or bachelor’s degree programs.
Students who wish to apply for master’s degree programs or advanced certifications.
Students who wish to apply for our online-only degree programs.
High school students and transfer students who want to enroll in day classes at the Buffalo campus.
Adult learners applying to our undergraduate or graduate degree programs at either our Buffalo or Rochester campuses.
Adult learners applying to our online undergraduate or graduate degree programs.