Sharing a love of science in the community

For the past two years, Sarah Mattonen, PhD, candidate has been sharing her own love and enthusiasm for science with young children from across the community. A volunteer with Let’s Talk Science, Mattonen began volunteering by demonstrating hands-on science activities to kids of all ages at community events.

This past year, she had the opportunity to begin a teaching partnership with a science class at the Robarts School of the Deaf. "It was truly rewarding. I really enjoyed getting to know the children and seeing how their interest grew and how excited they were to do the experiments; it’s the best part of my work,” said Mattonen.