The goal of the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Middle School Science Symposium (MSSS) is to introduce underrepresented minority students in Cincinnati to careers in biomedical science, nursing and allied health and enhance their awareness of what it takes to have a successful career in these fields and achieve academic success. The symposium will provide participants with an opportunity to explore careers in biomedical science and will feature interactive workshops, presentations and roundtable discussions to allow students to meet individuals who are currently practicing as doctors, scientists, and allied health professionals.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the MSSS will be held virtually in 2020. Each weekday during the week of November 2-6, 2020, students will have an opportunity to participate in a 90-minute session taking place from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Each session will feature three 20-minute presentations highlighting various biomedical and health care professions. Please click the link below for printable copy of the daily schedule of presenters.

2020 Charlotte R. Schmidlapp STEM Scholars Middle School Science Symposium Agenda

If you are a middle school teacher or counselor and are interested in offering this program to students at your school, please have those who are planning to participate (all teachers and students) register by following the link below. Participants are only required to register once to attend the sessions offered throughout the week. If you have any questions regarding the symposium or registration, please contact Lisa Higgins (

2020 Charlotte R. Schmidlapp STEM Scholars Middle School Science Symposium Registration - Note: The presentations will be recorded and posted on this webpage for those who are unable to attend the live event. The recordings will be available until December 31, 2020.

Symposium Schedule

Career Presentations

Specialists in each field will speak about education and training requirements, provide a description of the profession, and describe what a typical “day in the life” entails.