Science Research Fair – An Unexpected Gift

Dr. Criley (left) and Naomi Kao (right) stand beside Naomi's project on hand hygiene training for elementary school students.

I looked at these beautiful young faces feeling like I reunited with a long forgotten relative or a friend. These kids were sometimes too smart or too quirky, or extremely curious, or too quiet, or too loud, or too critical or too nice and polite. I remember them all, all too well. Some took a few courses, while many others took every single course we offered. There was always something endearing about each one of them. As I looked at their faces, I still could recognize that little person they once were, years ago.