Peter Chawaga of the Wake Forest News Service recently published an article about the outreach efforts of Drs. Gloria Muday and Carole Browne. These professors along with the support of graduate and undergraduate students execute an outreach program to the public schools. The focus of this program is to teach genetics using heirloom tomatoes as the model organism.
This program, funded by the American Society of Plant Biology Education Foundation, helps the local students learn important genetic concepts from instructors to whom they can easily relate. It also helps cement the concepts for the Wake Forest students and gives them a newfound respect for the work their professors do every day.