USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden teachers Dennis Eickoff and Cindy Norris recently completed the Seed to STEM workshop, sponsored by the Kansas Corn Commission.

The workshop provided 80 middle and high school science teachers with classroom lessons and lab exercises to teach about corn, biotechnology and ethanol. Each teacher also received a kit with science lab materials and equipment valued at $500 for their classrooms.

The workshops were held in the Olathe and Wichita areas, and included topics on DNA decoding, corn fermentation, genetic modification and more.

Teachers also visited ethanol plants to learn how science plays in creating a renewable fuel from corn. .

“The whole two days were jam packed with learning opportunities,” Norris said. “We did several labs and then saw it all in a much larger scale at the ethanol plant. It was incredible to learn about ethanol and how it can help us reduce our dependence on foreign oil.”

Fort Riley woman named to UWS honor roll

Kelly Kahl of Fort Riley was named to the dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

To qualify, students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is a public liberal arts college in Superior, Wisconsin.

Manhattan man makes OCU honor roll

Isaac Sorell of Manhattan was named to the president’s honor roll for the spring semester at Oklahoma City University.

To qualify, students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and maintain a 3.9 grade point average or higher.

OCU is a private university.