High School Science Symposium
The 2023 Symposium was held on Wednesday, October 4. The program will be held in person in the Fall 2024.
The High School Science Symposium is a one-day event for Cincinnati area high school juniors and seniors hosted at Cincinnati Children's.
The purpose of the annual High School Science Symposium is to stimulate outstanding high school science students' interest in pursuing careers in biomedical / allied health sciences and medicine by allowing them to meet and learn first-hand about the work of doctors, scientists, and allied health professionals. Students will learn about the work they are doing to find new treatments and cures for childhood diseases and improve the outcomes for children today. Our program was featured in the Cincinnati Children's community benefit report.
Cincinnati Tri-State Area High Schools are invited to bring two juniors and/or seniors who are interested in more information about careers in biomedical sciences. A teacher/school representative must register the students and attend the event as a chaperone.
Online pre-registration is required. Schools will be admitted on a first come, first served basis and only one teacher / faculty member from each school will be able to register.
Steps to Register
The 2024 registration information will be updated in Spring 2024. The teacher who completes the registration will receive an email with further instructions about forms and signing up for breakout sessions. If you have any questions or problems with the application process, email HSScienceSymposium@cchmc.org.
Pre-registered teachers will bring their student to the Burnet Campus for the event. Check in will begin at 7:15 am that morning and the event will finish by 1 pm that afternoon.
Access to Pre-Recorded Breakout Session Career Presentations
Below is a list of previous presenters and recordings about their presentations in years past. This is not a comprehensive list of the presenters who may be present, but it can serve as a good starting point as students begin to explore their specific interests.
Students are welcome to view these recordings as they consider which biomedical career specialties they would like to learn more about at the Symposium:
Below are links to videos created by the experts and specialties who shared at the past events. Please note, these specialty offerings may vary from year to year
- Doctor / Pediatrician - Ndidi Unaka, MD, and Emmanuel Chandler, MD
- Nursing Careers - Chima John, BSN, RN
- Genetic Counseling - Kathleen Collins Ruff, MS CGC
- Speech and Language Pathology - Dawn Girten, MA CCC-SLP
- Respiratory Therapy - Andrea Vetter BS RRT
- Occupational & Physical Therapy - Kelli Hobart, ORT/L, Niles Keller, PT, DPT, and Yvette Sickles, MPT
- MD / PhD Student Immunology Research - Corinne Foley, BS
- Athletic Training - Kelly Dixon, ATC
- Pharmacy - Laura Belles, PharmD
- Social Work - LaDonna Morales, MSW, LISW
- Biomedical Engineering / 3D Printing - Matthew Batie, BMET
- Radiology Technology - Anne Gramling, RDMS (AB, OBGYN, PS), RVT
- Dietitian / Metabolic Kitchen - Suzanne Summer, MS, RD
- Psychologist / Mental Health - Rebekah Ridgeway, PsyD, Anne Kalomiris PhD, and Teresa Smith, PhD
- Pathology / Clinical Lab careers / clinical sample analysis - Jennifer Picarsic, MD
- Clinical Research Professionals - Andrea Meisman, MS, LPC, CCRP
- Heart Development Research with Zebrafish - Joshua Wasman, PhD
- Cancer Cell Research - Timothy Chlon, PhD
- Audiology - Sara Kallini, AuD