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The purpose of the annual Symposium is to stimulate outstanding high school science students' interest in pursuing biomedical careers by allowing them to meet and learn first-hand about the work of doctors, scientists and allied health professionals who are finding new treatments and cures for childhood diseases and improving the outcomes for children today. The students learn about careers in the allied health sciences and biomedical research and tour clinical and research facilities at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Our goal is that participants will leave with a greater interest in pursuing a career in health care or research.
All Cincinnati Tri-State Area High Schools are invited to participate. Since participation in this event should be viewed as an honor bestowed upon their best science students, schools are encouraged to select students who are:
* outstanding science students * juniors or seniors in high school * interested in careers in science and medicine
Students must be accompanied by a science faculty member or other adult representative from their high school. The invitation letter sent to Cincinnati area high school science teachers is attached.
Online registration is required. We only have space for 48 schools so early registration is encouraged. Registration will be closed when we reach capacity or at midnight on March 10, 2016. Only 1 group of 3 will be accepted from each school.
Register online for the 2016 Symposium
The Annual High School Science Student Symposium will be held on Monday, March 21, 2016 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. Directions to the Sabin Education Center will be provided to all registered participants.
The morning program on career opportunities in pediatric health care consists of 7 concurrent sessions. Each attendee must pre-register for two of the 7 sessions on different health care professions. Specialists in each field will talk about the training requirements, job descriptions and career opportunities in:
In the second part of the program students will re-assemble with their school into small groups to participate in 3 tours / hands-on activities including:
Lunch will be provided and students will have a chance to interact directly with specialists in roundtable discussions. The teachers and counselors will have a chance to network at the teacher tables. Students need to pre-register for the round table topic – please give your first and second choice. Tables will be assigned in order of application receipt date.
Round Table Topics for students only
The luncheon will end with short presentations describing outreach opportunities for students to participate in biomedical research and clinical shadowing programs at Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Student using stereomicroscope to observe frog embryos with Dr. Zorn.
Curing a dental filling with UV light.
Using dental instruments as part of the craniofacial hands-on activity.
Dr. Gilbert demonstrates the use of the TCM electromagnet to stimulate neural activity with volunteers.
Students using the Pathology lab teaching microscopes
Looking at samples in the dissecting microscope.
Sports medicine demo with a volunteer.
Looking at eosinophils in the immunology lab.
Students with their gloves on ready to start a hands-on experiment.
Student pipetting a sample into the nitric oxide detector.
Explaining ultrasound images in the radiology group tour.
Physical therapist, Molly Thomas, demonstrating cast removal.
Student looking at developing organs with a dissecting microscope.
Nicole White explaining the FACS machine during the Immunology lab.
Students participating in round table discussions with the experts during the luncheon.
We are now accepting applications for the 2016 Symposium.
The Annual High School Science Student Symposium will be held on
Monday, March 21, 2016from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
If you have any questions or problems with the application process, contact Lisa Higgins at 513-803-0781 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentation to the whole group in the Auditorium.
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