Thursday, September 6, 2007

Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce: Members tour JSU’s resource center

Kelley Haynes, director of the Gadsden State Community College McClellan Campus, speaks to members of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce. Photo: Bill Wilson/The Anniston Star

It’s one of the cinder block buildings at McClellan that once housed either chemicals or textbooks for the Army.

Now, the warehouse next to Jacksonville State University’s center at the former fort is stocked with cotton balls, Elmer’s glue, graphing calculators—and more chemicals and books—for hands-on math and science lessons.

Members of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce education committee toured the facility at their monthly meeting Wednesday.

As the teacher resource center for Jacksonville State University’s region, the warehouse is home to more than 7,000 items for more than 400 kits that rotate among teachers from the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative.

The kits provide all the materials for math projects and science experiments.

See the full story here.

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