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, as well as enhance their awareness of what it takes to have a successful career in these fields and achieve academic success. The symposium provides participants with an opportunity to explore careers in biomedical science and features interactive workshops, presentations, and roundtable discussions that allow students to meet individuals who are currently practicing as doctors, scientists, and allied health professionals.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the MSSS was held virtually in 2020. Each day, students had an opportunity to participate in a 90-minute virtual session. Each session featured three 20-minute presentations highlighting various biomedical and health care professions.

If you are a middle school teacher or counselor and are interested in offering this program to students at your school, they can review recordings of each day via links below. If you have any questions regarding the symposium, please contact Lisa Higgins (

2020 Symposium Recordings - Career Presentations

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

Note: The recordings will only be available until the end of May, 2021.