Ochsner Youth STEM Summit
It's never too early to start planning a Healthcare Career.
Hosted monthly 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.
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Medical Lab Professionals - Sat., April 27, 2019; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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.
Young Men in Nursing - Sat., April 6, 2019; 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Chamberlain University at Ochsner Health System
Students will explore the Chamberlain College of Nursing at Ochsner Health System 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.
Data Science in Healthcare - March 28, 2019
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?
Girls in Engineering - February 16, 2019
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 was funded by a Discover Bell Girl Day Grant.