Regeneron Scientists Virtually Join GD Students

Gardner-Dickinson students virtually performed science experiments with local Regeneron scientists this week.

Regeneron, a leading biotechnology company that invents life-transforming medicines for people with serious diseases, reached out to partner with Gardner-Dickinson during the 2019-2020 school year to visit students and perform STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) experiments with all grade levels.

This school year, Regeneron did not allow the ongoing pandemic to stop them from working with our students. Eight local Regeneron scientists joined classrooms virtually to bring students valuable science lessons and demonstrations.

Scientists virtually performed four experiments with students which included creating a leak-proof plastic bag, turning milk into plastic and more. Students applied the scientific method, making observations and forming hypotheses on each experiment.

Each student received an experiment bag from the biotechnology company. Bags contained pencils, a pencil sharpener, a book, markers and two at-home science experiments. All necessary materials for experiments are included. Experiments in bags are The Greenhouse Effect and Chromatography Butterflies.

Each bag given to students included inspirational quotes such as “try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud,” made famous by Maya Angelou. 

Regeneron continues to inspire our students through collaborative work and immersive experiences. Wynantskill UFSD would like to thank Regeneron for all efforts in submerging students in STEM fields.

Virtual classroom experiments and experiment bags were provided by the biotechnology company’s Rensselaer location.

Experiment bags are available for interested virtual students. Virtual families may pick up experiment bags in the main office vestibule at the following times: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., and 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.


Posted in District, Elementary School, Middle School.