Really, what’s more impressive than young kids going totally nerdy for science? These middle and high school students from all around Buncombe County are part of the Migrant Education Program at Buncombe County Schools, and they got to spend two weeks this summer as scientists at UNC Asheville’s “Science on the Move” summer camp. The new program is designed to help close the “opportunity gap” in science education and exposure to college for rural, migrant youth in Buncombe County, thanks to a $174,948 Student STEM Enrichment Program grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. And it’s just getting started, with two more summers planned.

But first a recap of this summer and what the students did.

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Originally published September 20, 2018.