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Valdosta students race to science

October 6, 2006

Valdosta - The race is on to teach elementary students that science can be fun.

With the help of Valdosta Mayor John Fretti, 250 fourth graders at Southeast Elementary School raced hand-made puff mobiles they made out of paper, straws, tape and life savers.

The project is an initiative backed by DuPont and the U.S. Conference of Mayors to introduce students to science.

They hope to make the subject fun and to spark an interest among students in pursuing a career in science.  "There's been a lot less people interested in doing engineering and science in college, and its a way to introduce them to it, make sure its fun so they realize this is an opportunity they can take to become an engineer or scientist," says DuPont Engineer Libby Williams.

The DuPont engineers hope come back this Spring to bring the program to another local school.

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