Scientists cycling from SF to New York stop at Cal Middle

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Case and Woods-RobinsTeaching Cal Middle Students

UCLA grads Elizabeth Case and Rachel Woods-Robins pedaled onto the California Middle School campus Monday to promote their cross-country journey that they hope will spark conversations about diversity in the science field.

While at Cal, the women taught Maria Aguilar’s eighth grade class a lesson in alternative energy using a miniature, solar-powered bicycle. Their work was filmed by a crew from NBC News Los Angeles bureau that is documenting the San Francisco-to-New York bike journey.

The Cycle for Science Indiegogo page says the women “hope to show the students that scientists are not all old white guys with calculators growing out of their beards who spend 24/7 in underground labs and have been tinkering with circuits since preschool.”