A recent Carbondale Area alumni (Class of 2011), who wishes to remain anonymous, recently donated a microbiology incubator to the Carbondale Area Junior/Senior High School Science Department. This alumnus wanted to give back to the school community due to his success in life as a result of the great education he received here at Carbondale Area. The newly purchased microbiology incubator will be used to help students grow and store bacteria cultures. Students will now be able to regulate conditions such as temperature, humidity, and CO2 when working within the lab. Being able to do more hand on lab experiments will provide students with 21st century skills that they will be able to take out of the classroom and use in their future careers within any STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math] field.
The incubator will also greatly benefit those students who participate in Carbondale Area’s Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) as they will now have state the art lab equipment to help conduct their investigations. Being able to have this technology on hand will allow students to work with bacteria and other agents they otherwise would not have been able to do.
“I am very excited to work with the new incubator and extremely grateful to the donor for this amazing gift,” said Ms. Samantha Masco, one of our junior high science teachers and PJAS co-advisor. “The incubator will allow us to incorporate real-world laboratory skills that students will need as they progress through upper-level science classes. This gift will enhance our STEM initiative and I look forward to working with our young scientists with this new equipment.”
The Carbondale Area School District wishes to thank our generous donor an is excited to use it in future instruction.