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Future Scientists Get Lessons From Grad Students

By Dannika Lewis

This story originally appeared in NBC 29.

University of Virginia graduate students are using public television grant money to show future Charlottesville scientists a thing or two about the subject.

The students were at the Discovery Museum downtown on Saturday to teach kids with some hands on experiments.

PBS gave the students $6,000 to raise awareness about the field in time for their new series called "making stuff". The group says it's all about introducing kids to scientific concepts at a young age.

Ryan Combs, a UVA graduate student explained, "Material science, in particular, we want to explain, but we want to get kids excited about science and pursue careers in science and engineering down the road. And that starts really young."

The UVA students will be back out at the museum with more fun experiments on Wednesday and next Saturday.