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Teachers become students at REG

Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:26 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:20 p.m. CDT

Twelve middle school science teachers from central Iowa visited REG Newton on Tuesday to learn about the biodiesel process, future careers opportunities for their students, how to incorporate biodiesel into a lab setting, environmental impact and how to inform and excite their students about advances in science. The teachers are part of a summer program through Iowa State University called the Summer Academy for Middle School Teachers. The two-week long learning program is sponsored by The National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals and is a continuing education experience for them.

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