TUCKAHOE, N.Y. – Tuckahoe High School welcomed educator Sam Rhine Friday to speak to AP biology students from around the country about scientific advances and career opportunities in genetics.
Rhine has been recognized by the National Association of Biology Teachers and has made presentations to high school students and educators both nationally and internationally.
Tuckahoe AP biology teacher Peggy Villosio, who was in charge of the conference, said it was important for the students to hear from such an esteemed professional.
“Rhine presents complicated research in a way that excites students to pursue these fields in college,” she said. “He also ignites a hope for the future and a longing to be a part of the process of curing disease and advancing technology associated with genetics.”