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Nov. 1

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Nov. 1, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

America’s Top Young Scientist speaking at MCC event Sunday

 

What: Gitanjali Rao, a 12-year-old named America’s Top Young Scientist of 2017, will visit Do Space for Metropolitan Community College’s fourth installment of the Hubbard Sustainability Series. The College will host Rao, along with speakers Eric Williams, Natural Resources District, and Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, to discuss water and the environment. 

Rao was named America’s Top Young Scientist of 2017 by the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for inventing a device that detects lead in water faster than any current technique. Rao’s invention made headlines during the water crisis in Flint, Michigan when it was used to help residents. 

When: Sunday, Nov. 4, 4-6 p.m.

Where: Second floor of Do Space, 72nd and Dodge Streets 

 

Background: A question and answer session with all three speakers will follow. The event is free and open to the public. 

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.