On Sunday, August 26, RMM visited the Minnesota State Fair for the fourth year in a row. We asked visitors to let us know what their greatest medical concern was for the future and where they would prioritize awarding research funds. The result?
In three hours, we spoke to 167 people, so only a minute representation of people at the Fair and Minnesotans in general. However, it did show us some things we did not know.
Nett Lake Elementary School, which is incorporating regenerative medicine and science into their curriculum with an RMM grant, came to visit the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus, on Thursday, November 2, 2017. About 50 students brought their thinking hats and enjoyed learning about DNA from one of Duluth's post-docs. Kindergartners through sixth graders paired off and constructed DNA from Twizzlers and gummy bears. They had no trouble grasping the scientific concepts, but it was a little hard to stick the toothpicks through the gummy bears.