Scientists for the Day
Nearly 500 students from John Poole and Kingsview middle schools participated in Frontiers in Science and Medicine Day at the Montgomery County campus of Johns Hopkins University on Oct. 27. During the day, students interacted with STEM professionals as they conducted a wide range of experiments and scientific investigations. The event brings to life the importance of scientific and medical discoveries and allows students to envision a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Students also spent part of the day visiting a local laboratory or hospital so they could experience what doctors and scientists do each day. Lab activities included: viewing brain specimen under a microscope; learning how DNA is used in forensics; watching mosquitoes feed on blood to learn about malaria; and learning about proper techniques for making intravenous preparations.
Lab tours were held at Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center; BioReliance; the Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research; Johns Hopkins University; MedImmune; the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Chemical Genomics Center; NeuroDiagnostics; Sanaria; and at several sites at the Universities at Shady Grove.