[-] 2016 - 2017 service-learning scholarships
Instructor: Dr. Cooper Brookshire
Academic Department: Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Brookshire received a mini-grant to use with his Population Medicine course (CVM 5273). Eight veterinary students visited Hough Dement Animal Shelter in Indianola, Mississippi to observe and provide consultation on biosecurity and sanitation. Shelter employees gave the students a tour of the facility and asked them to evaluate current protocols. Students then returned to make recommendations and provide demonstrations. Mini-grant funds paid the fuel costs for the trips and there were enough funds left to purchase a new disinfection system for the shelter. Finally, Dr. Brookshire and the student team created a reference manual of their work and presented it to the HDAS staff.
Instructor: Ms. Kim Walters
Academic Department: Mathematics & Statistics
Ms. Walters used her mini-grant award to support a partnership with the first grade classes at Starkville’s Sudduth Elementary. Her MA 1413: Structure of the Real Number System students planned and implemented a First Grade Math Fun Day. MA 1413 is a required course for Elementary Education majors and this project gave them a real-world experience in working with primary grade students on their math skills. The MSU students created math games that would test and enhance the first graders skills. Both sets of students were able to play the games and learn together while having fun. Mini-grant funds allowed for the purchase of materials to build the games. Additionally, the games were sturdy enough to leave with the teachers at Sudduth so they could continue to use them with their students.