Ninth graders to participate in HSTA Summer Institute at Marshall University
Marshall University will host the annual Health Science
& Technology Academy's summer institute July 14-19, the university recently
Officials anticipate 112 ninth-graders from southern West
Virginia participating in the institute, which will kick off at 5 p.m. July 14
in the lower level of the Memorial Student Center, the news release states.
Designed to encourage high schoolers to pursue college
degrees in health sciences, the institute exposes students to hands-on research
and lab experience, the news release states.
Students will practice suturing using simulated skin and
pigs feet, will listen to the heartbeats of patients and will observe simulated
HSTA started its summer institutes in 1994, hosting 45
students from two counties.
Now, the institute sees about 800 students from 26
counties. This is Marshall's ninth year sponsoring a summer institute.
"We are going
to expose rising ninth-graders to the activities and things that not only
science has to offer but Marshall University has to offer," said David
Cartwright, director of the event. "Hopefully, the ‘Fun with Science' institute
will help convince many of these students to choose science as a career."
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