The Journey of Stem Cells

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Project ends on March 01, at 03:09 PM CST
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The Journey of Stem Cells

The Journey of Stem Cells is the second book in a children’s book series created by VISTA Scholars at Louisiana Tech University.  The Journey book series features the journey of Louisiana Tech alumni who have gone on to successful careers in science, engineering, and medicine (The Journey of Dr. John Stewart IV was published Fall 2019) as well as some of the research taking place on Louisiana Tech’s campus.  These books will inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and clinicians who strive to make the world a better place.  The funding obtained to print this particular book about stem cells will facilitate the distribution of the book and engage children in thinking about a critical area of biology and medicine that they will be a part of in the future.  In addition, these books help to raise awareness for the opportunities at Louisiana Tech University.

The project directly benefits students as they are the ones creating these books.  The Journey of Stem Cells is authored by Molecular Science and Nanotechnology graduate student, Rebecca Hodnett, and illustrated by Studio Art and Graphic Design major, Maddie Dearman.  Together this interdisciplinary student team is creating unique educational material that will engage children in learning more about stem cells and the different ways that they can become a part of this growing area of research and medicine.  The creation of the book and having it published adds to the experiential learning students have access to at Louisiana Tech University.  In addition, the completion of this book paves the way for more opportunities like this in the future where different teams of art and science students can work together to communicate critical information to the community.

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$25

VISTA Journey Series Supporter

Copy of the first VISTA Journey series book: The Journey of Dr. John Stewart IV

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Estimated Delivery: January 2020

$100

VISTA Journey Series Sponsor

Copy of The Journey of Dr. John Stewart IV and The Journey of Stem Cells

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Estimated Delivery: January 2020

$500

VISTA Center Sponsor

Copy of The Journey of Dr. John Stewart IV Class set (25) of books to be donated to 6th grade class in your name

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Estimated Delivery: February 2020

$1,000

VISTA Center Donor

Copy of The Journey of Dr. John Stewart IV and limited edition signed copy of The Journey of Stem Cells by the entire Journey Team. Limited edition fine art print of concept design from the book, signed by the artist. Only available through this level of support. Two class sets of The Journey of a Stem Cell books (50) to be donated to 6th grade classes in your name. Recognition of your generous donation in book

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Estimated Delivery: February 2020
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