Posters with names and pictures of notable people are hanging up in the hallways at Holman Middle School. It’s not just decoration. Pirate Academy and seventh grade students are using the QR codes printed on each sheet for a scavenger hunt.
Math and science teacher Emily Difani said science teachers Teresa Hutti and Natalie Walker created the posters for about 50 diverse professionals.
“We wanted a way for students to see that scientists and inventors look like themselves,” Difani said. “A lot of them are actually located in the St. Louis area and we learned about them through the STEM Teacher Quality (TQ) Institute.”