Best of the Bronx: Chris Emdin and the Science Genius Project

A professor from the Bronx is using rap music to help teach students about science. Chris Emdin, with some help from Gza of the Wu-Tang

Columbia professor Chris Emdin uses rapping to teach students about science.

Columbia professor Chris Emdin uses rapping to teach students about science. (3/19/14)

THE BRONX - A professor from the Bronx is using rap music to help teach students about science.

Chris Emdin, with some help from Gza of the Wu-Tang Clan, started the Science Genius Project last year as a way to get students interested in science with the help of music. Emdin, a South Bronx native, used to teach high school science and is now a professor at Columbia University.

With support from the city's Department of Education, Emdin has spread his "science through rap" message to 20 high schools in the Bronx. Last month, he was recognized at the White House and given an award for his work in science.

Emdin says he hopes to grow his program to schools all across the city over the next couple of years.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Videos from inside the halls and classrooms of 1 Videos capture violent fights inside M.S. 232
News 12 The Bronx hit the streets to 2 Word on the Street: Old TV shows
The Drug Enforcement Administration says drug cartels are 3 Heroin Homeland: Drug cartels in the Bronx
The family of a 10-year-old injured in a 4 Critics: Corner of Hunts Point and Lafeyette too dangerous
News 12 The Bronx asked residents what they 5 Word on the Street: Inauguration Day

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

What are some of the best things in Best of the Bronx

What are some of the best things in the Bronx? News 12 explores for you!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE