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Louisiana Tech hosts Lincoln Prep students for World Health Day

Apr 20, 2022 | Applied and Natural Sciences, Education, Students

Louisiana Tech University played host to more than 60 students from Lincoln Preparatory School in celebration of World Health Day. The event was coordinated by the College of Applied and Natural Sciences, the Department of Kinesiology and the Science and Technology Education Center (SciTEC).

Students learned about programs and career opportunities available in health sciences programs like Nutrition and Dietetics, Health Informatics and Information Management, Nursing, Kinesiology, Medical Illustration, Medical Technology, Biology, and Human Development and Family Science. Students and teachers toured labs and learned about the tools and technology used in health sciences. In addition, they engaged with employers at the Health Science Career Fair.

“Sharing post-secondary and career opportunities with our Louisiana GEAR UP students is a major goal of this program,” said Dianne Madden, SciTEC Associate Director. “The more GEAR UP students learn about these opportunities, the easier it is for students to envision themselves in their dream schools and careers. This event provided hands-on opportunities to try new things as well as the networking opportunity for prospective students to meet our faculty and staff.”

The event was coordinated by Dr. Shelcie Menard-Harvey in the Department of Biological Sciences. Menard- Harvey also serves as a dual enrollment instructor at Lincoln Prep.

“The Lincoln Prep students really enjoyed their time on campus,” Menard-Harvey said. “Many of them fell in love with the labor and delivery simulation in the nursing program, and another mentioned how much he enjoyed the VISTA (Visual Integration of Science Through Art), exploring cadaver dissection in the virtual anatomy lab was exciting.”

The mini-camp experience was made possible with support from LOSFA and the Louisiana Board of Regents. The Region 8 LaSTEM Center (SCILS) provided lunch for the students.

For more information about programs and careers in Applied and Natural Sciences, email Elisha James at james@latech.edu. For information about opportunities for STEM education outreach and partnership, email scitec@latech.edu.