Ochsner Youth STEM Summit
It's never too early to start planning a Healthcare Career.
Hosted by the Ochsner Education Outreach team, Ochsner STEM summits provide local elementary and high school students with hands-on exposure to a specific topic within health care. Topics include Data Science, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Nursing Careers, and more.
Sports Medicine STEM Summit
Sat., March 7, 2020; 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Visit the Ochsner Sports Performance Center and spend the morning on the Saints practice field as you participate in hands-on science. Explore biomechanics, nutrition principles, and sports physics. This event combines athletics and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Concurrently, parents will attend sessions hosted by the Ochsner Sports Medicine team.
Open to students is 6th - 8th grade!
Want to attend?
Registration is now open, and spots are filled on a first-come first-served basis (with a maximum capacity of 50 student participants). Registration closes when capacity is met.
You can register a single participant or a group.
Questions? Call 504-842-1286 or email Stephanie.Messina@ochsner.org
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This event aimed to empower pre-teen girls to make healthy decisions. Girls learned how your body digests the three main food molecules: fats, carbohydrates, and protein.
They then, used what they learned to test different foods to determine the amount of sugar, protein, and fats. Lastly, they planned their snack breaks using this information.
The Science Behind Nutrition was hosted in collaboration with WoW, Ochsner’s Women Empowerment Group.
This bilingual event was hosted in collaboration with Ochsner's HOLA (Hispanics at Ochsner Leading & Advocating) group. 1st - 3rd grade students joined HOLA members in fun, hands-on science experiments.
Medical Center - New Orleans
1514 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA 70121
Each November Ochsner hosts their Annual Brownies Science in Action! Day at OMC-New Orleans. This event involved interactive lab experiments led by Ochsner Staff according to the principles of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). After participating in the event, Brownie Girl Scouts received their Home Scientist Badge!
Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans
1514 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA 70121
Free and Open to students in 5th – 8th grade
Help us celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week! This is a special opportunity for students to practice laboratory science. Learn about the heroes who work behind the scenes of a hospital.
Chamberlain University at Ochsner Health System
Students will explore the Chamberlain College of Nursing at Ochsner Health New Orleans Campus. Interactive activities and simulations will teach participants about pursing a nursing career. All simulations and activities will be led by Ochsner nurses, Chamberlain faculty, and Chamberlain students. The goal is to encourage young men who are interested in a healthcare career to consider nursing.
Free and open to all
FIRST Lego League Teams (ages 9 – 14)! Students interacted with Ochsner employees from across the system while rotating through hands-on activities to delve into a data science career path. The goal was to make the connection between classroom and career. Do you have an affinity for technology? Do you like to problem solve? Are you interested in using your talents to help people?
Assisted by 14 female volunteers and the Education Outreach team, 30 5th-8th grade girls learned about the principles of engineering and biomechanics through interactive learning projects. While the girls were learning, their parents and/or guardians attended optional sessions on adolescent immunizations and health, encouraging inquiry-based learning in the home, and bullying prevention and awareness. An after-lunch career panel with 3 STEM professional women and a current Tulane University Biomedical Engineering student gave the girls an opportunity to ask about being a female in STEM. The day culminated in a “design challenge,” during which the girls were challenged to display practical project design skills including brainstorming, material cost management, teamwork, time management, and public speaking. In groups of 4-5, the participants used provided materials to design and create a biomedical device prototype to assist someone with limited use of their hands. The highlight of the day was the girls’ final prototype demonstrations.
Parent and participant engagement and feedback was positive. 97% of the girls agreed that the program was a valuable educational resource. The number of girls who could picture themselves as an engineer or STEM professional increase by 33% after the event. This event