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Zombie Camp at Fontbonne University

ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – Fontbonne University had its fair share of zombies roaming the campus this morning.

‘The best part about today was definitely when the zombies came in,’ says Hazelwood Central Senior Anala Brown.

Thankfully, these 16 high schoolers from the Hazelwood school district are preventing what could be a zombie apocalypse.

‘So students are learning all about a zombie outbreak and we’re using mathematical models to describe how an infection would spread through a population,’ says Zombie Camp Director
Shannon Rapp.

‘We’re doing some calculus equations right now,’ says Brown.  ‘We’re keeping up trying to see what we need to do, the zombie death rate, kill rate, what we need to know so that we’re safe and our families are safe.’

Zombies are always seeking brains.
That’s what the biological and physical sciences department at Fontbonne are after as well.

‘We wanted to put together something that would expose students to biology but also some of the other STEM related disciplines,’ says Associate Professor Biology Elizabeth Rayhel.  ‘So things like mathematics, mathematical modeling, and computer science.’

According to the Brookings Institute St. Louis will need more stem professionals to fill the 22% of the city’s job opportunities in the future.
That’s a bright future, since these zombies aren’t real.

‘Well you might say we have a child zombie here running around,’ says Rapp.  ‘My story is that I taught the morning class and then over the lunch break I was bitten by the child zombie.’

‘You’re not really a zombie are you?’ asks Patrick Clark.
‘No, I’m a kid,’ says a mask wearing seven year old.

Well that’s good news; the zombie apocalypse will have to wait another day.

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