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Dayton STEM Students Partner With Newport Aquarium

This school year, students at the Dayton Regional STEM School teamed up with the Newport Aquarium's Wave Foundation to create short documentaries and a website featuring four different species who make their home at the aquarium. To get details about the program and its impact, We spoke with STEM senior Tess Greene—the executive producer of the Living Lens Project.

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Senior, Tess Greene - Project Manager

As Tess mentioned, in their partnership with the Newport Aquarium, the Dayton Regional STEM School's Living Lens project allows for students in different grades levels to work collaboratively.  We spoke to a few of those students involved about their participation, what portion of the project they were working on, and what they were getting out of the project. Their responses are contained in the interviews below.

9th grade student, Caleb Poulson
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9th grade student, Caleb Poulson

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Interview with Caleb Poulson

Sophomore, Hiba Ahmed.
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Sophomore, Hiba Ahmed.

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Hiba Ahmed

9th grade students, Maya Quales (right), and Pooja Shirahatti.
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9th grade students, Maya Quales (right), and Pooja Shirahatti.
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Maya Quales, and Pooja Shirahatti.

Sophomore, Joel Baker.
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Sophomore, Joel Baker.

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Sophomore, Joel Baker.

Jerry Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend and within a year of first tuning in became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and began hosting Alpha Rhythms in February of 1992. Jerry joined the WYSO staff in 2007 as a host of All Things Considered and soon transitioned into hosting Morning Edition. In addition to now hosting All Things Considered, Jerry is the host and producer of WYSO Weekend, WYSO's weekly news and arts magazine. He has also produced several radio dramas for WYSO in collaboration with local theater companies. Jerry has won several Ohio AP awards as well as an award from PRINDI for his work with the WYSO news department. Jerry says that the best part of his job is being able to talk to people in the community and share their experiences with WYSO listeners.