Whit Baker

Project Name:

‘Egg’Static About Salmonella Research

Mr. Baker will work with Dr. Hosni Hassan, NC State; Dr. Matt Koci, NC State; Dr. Andrea Azcarte-Peril, UNC-Chapel Hill; and Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin of 4-H to translate laboratory research on Salmonella into a more “digestible” form.

His work will help give other teachers, students and informal educational audiences an increased understanding of food-borne illness and the necessary precautions that must be taken to prevent its outbreak.

After his time in the laboratory and during the second year of the project, he will work with fellow educators and the 4-H Youth and Volunteer Development Department at N.C. State University to create a curriculum for K-12 classrooms and informal educational environments.

From School:

Durham School of the Arts


Durham Public Schools


Dr. Hassan, Dr. Koci, Dr. Azcarate-Peril, Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin