Long distance learning

4:41 PM, Feb 28, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER, Colorado (KUSA) -- In order to get into Dr. Charles Musiba's research lab, you need to scan a keycard to unlock a secured elevator, go to the basement of the University of Colorado Denver's new science building and negotiate through the bolted door protecting priceless fossils dating back 5 million years. This week, he brought in 650 students from around the country.

"It was exciting to be able to do that," said Musiba, associate professor of Anthropology at CU Denver.

Musiba is part of the Scientists in Action program put on by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. This is one of only two programs nationwide bringing real world scientists into classrooms across the country through video-conferencing technology.

"The fact that we have the technology which now actually allows us to actually communicate with a lot of kids," said Musiba. "Not only across the country, but you could actually do it all over the world."

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