The principal investigators for this grant project are Dr. Katherine Richardson Bruna and Dr. Lyric Bartholomay. Their long-term goal is to interrupt the reproduction of educational and health disparities in a low-income, urban context and to support historically-excluded youth in their trajectories toward science. The overall objective of this project is to promote authentic science, ambitious teaching, and an orientation to science pursuits among elementary students participating in a university-school-community partnership promise program through inquiry focused on mosquitoes and human health.

These videos served as a promotion for the project’s annual summer camp and as an overview of the program and the work they are doing. Using student voices was a powerful way to reach their target audience and to encourage more families to sign their children up for the experience.