Rowland Elementary students dig into tissue at UHV laboratory

Rowland Elementary School students work with University of Houston-Victoria biology students
Rowland Elementary School students Chico Washington, left, and Matthew Alcantar, work with University of Houston-Victoria biology students Gabriel Martinez, center, and John Longoria, far right, on Monday in the UHV Biology Lab. About 25 elementary students took part in histology experiments. Other stations had students processing tissue, embedding it in paraffin and cutting sections that could be put on slides, stained and examined on a microscope. Jesica McCue, UHV biology instructor, hosted the students in her graduate-level histology lab class.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

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