Creative space

Two Wright State University students provided advice and tips to ninth-grade students at the Dayton Regional STEM School to assist with an upcoming magazine project.

Senior Makenzie Hoeferlin and junior Jamie Naylor, both of whom are both media studies majors, were invited to give a talk at the STEMM school because of their experience with Flight Magazine, an annual publication produced by the Wright State Guardian staff.

Hoeferlin, Naylor and Debbie Lamp, associate director of student activities at Wright State, participated in a question-and-answer session with more than 100 students on Feb. 27 at the STEM school.

“I like the fact that we were able to bring people that have done this and they know the ins and outs and the struggles,” said Jackie Harris, a ninth-grade teacher at the Dayton Reginal STEM School.

Harris, whose students have been learning about space exploration, wanted to put their research in a periodical format. She said learning how a magazine is constructed is better coming from college students who have publishing experience.

“It’s great for the students to be able to hear from the students that have actually done it instead from a teacher who’s learning along with them,” Harris said.

Harris said Naylor and Hoeferlin provided great advice and encouraged her students to think outside the box and be creative.

“I enjoy teaching others and working with others,” said Hoeferlin, who created the Flight Magazine three years ago.

Naylor said they were impressed at how engaged the students were, expressing excitement to see the magazine when it is completed.

“I’m glad that we could answer their questions and give them some advice,” said Naylor.

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