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Earl Brooks ’17 develops online learning resources and hosts Science Explorers Club, a virtual after-school program at TU’s Center for STEM Excellence.

Earl Brooks in the lab

Brooks teaches the Science Explorers Club each week. This innovative, virtual STEM program provides opportunities for Maryland students in grades 3–5 to create at-home science activities with instructors at TU’s Center for STEM Excellence. From building rain gardens to gumdrop engineering, young scientists create projects that explore the world of science.

The TU alumnus returned to Towson University to work at the Center for STEM Excellence as a Chesapeake Conservation Corps intern.

The Corp's year‑long program pairs young adults with various organizations working on issues affecting the Bay’s watershed. Protecting the Chesapeake Bay is a topic important to Brooks, who was selected from more than 50 candidates.

“I was honored to be placed with TU’s Center for STEM Excellence,” he says.

It’s not the first time Brooks has interned at Towson University. As an undergraduate, he assisted Associate Professor John Weldon with research on the design and fabrication of mutant Pseudomonas exotoxin A fragments.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, biochemistry and bioinformatics, Brooks spent time volunteering and working on professional projects, including disaster relief, logistics operations, and customer service.

Now as member of TUCSE’s staff, he is developing new skills and gaining experience that will help him achieve his dream of becoming a conservationist.

“Not only do I get to branch out into another facet of conservation,” explains Brooks, “but I also get to learn from a variety of professionals.”