Brittany Rice is a Nutritional Sciences Ph.D. candidate at the University of Kentucky studying developmental programming and toxic exposures. Brittany is originally from North Carolina and came to Lexington through the University of Kentucky’s Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program. Prior to arriving in Lexington, Brittany graduated from Elizabeth City State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry, conducted post-baccalaureate research in the area of Molecular Nutrition at Virginia Tech, and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Master’s of Science in Biology. Rice is passionate about gathering the attention of others to science, and does so in many official and unofficial capacities. In merging her interests of science, education, and outreach, she has sought out many volunteer opportunities where she can encourage and motivate the future generation of STEM, and enlighten those who are not familiar with STEM about its efforts, research, and impact in our daily lives. Brittany has been a leader, facilitator and organizer of a wide variety of STEM programs for young people and is more than elated to help the Newton’s Attic summer camp participants become budding scientists!