Karina Colón

Carrboro Elementary School
Chapel Hill – Carrboro Schools
Mentors: Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Debbie Stroud; NC State Cooperative Extension
Sponsor: Goodnight Educational Foundation

I Am on a Diet and I Am Proud of It!
Many people are on diets, but they may not be healthy ones. Working with researchers Dr. Dunn and Ms. Stroud, from NC State’s Cooperative Extension, Kenan Fellow Karina Colon is creating a web based curriculum of integrated lessons aimed at developing healthy habits for students while increasing their knowledge of STEM related content. These challenging lessons involve holistic, inquiry-based activities that cut across a range of subject areas including chemistry, math and physical education. In this creative way, Ms. Colon’s students are applying what they have learned in STEM and improving their overall nutritional habits.