“I feel science should be integrated into the general public,” Titus explained. “What better way to do that then as a coach?”
Junior Joseph McAfee has been a team member for five years and is working with the junior high students as they prepare for the upcoming event. McAfee said he enjoys being involved with the extracurricular program. Not only does he like the people he works with, but “it’s fun to learn. It goes beyond what you can learn in school and you can apply it to real life.”
Roxbury Board of Education President Ed Fersch said the afterschool program and competitions are “a wonderful addition to the school program.” His daughter, Alisa, participated in it when she attended Roxbury. While it is nice to be successful, the primary value is as an outlet for the “scientific curiosity” of the program members, he said.