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I enjoy showing students the beauty of science and making them think, ‘I can be a scientist. I can take that path.’”

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How do you get non-science students to enjoy science? For Assistant Professor Irit Cohen, who teaches biology, chemistry and mathematics at JWU’s Denver Campus, the trick is to focus on practical, real-world applications.

“I enjoy showing them the beauty and making them think, ‘I can be a scientist. I can take that path,’” the cell and molecular biologist says.

Cohen loves hearing about students using science to solve everyday problems. “That instance when I hear, ‘Oh I get it. I get it. I understand everything is connected.’ That’s what I live for.”