26th annual State Science Experience draws 42 students from across Nebraska

June 12, 2018

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Forty-two eighth-grade students from 23 schools across Nebraska attended the 26th annual State Science Experience June 8 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The meet is hosted by the Nebraska Area Health Education Program Office.

The goal of the event is to inspire students, especially those from rural communities, to pursue careers in health care by providing a fun and educational experience.

The students qualify for it by submitting science projects in one of seven regional science meets sponsored by the Nebraska Area Health Education Centers and the Coalition for Life Saving Cures held earlier in the year.

While on campus students were exposed to the health professions, medical research and patient care. Events included hands-on science activities such as:  

  • Exposure to a variety of health science disciplines through hands-on activities;
  • Simulation activities with the SIM-NE truck; and
  • Team development and leadership activities at the Omaha Outward Bound School. 

The students also were treated to a biomechanics workshop and CAPOW! science show at the Peter Kiewit Institute on the University of Nebraska at Omaha Scott Campus.

Below is a list of participants listed alphabetically by hometown.

Ainsworth: Allison Arens, Alyssa Erthum, Maia Flynn, Aubree Rice and Allison Taylor

Albion: Jayde Haddix-Tech, Lauren Pugh and Tim Woebbecke

Allen: Skyler Rahn

Ayr: Madison Mlady

Brady: Michael May

Campbell: Michelle Henkel

Central City: Bennett Anderson and David Johnson

Columbus: Alyssa Dorau

Cozad: Jordyn Franzen and Carly Jensen

Dalton: Ethan Eckhardt

Ewing: Emily Nordby and Natalie Stallbaum

Gering: Abigail Brady

Hemingford: Destiny Hanson

Johnson: Skylar Witte

Lincoln: Presley Shonka

Long Pine: Grant Taylor

Madison: Betty Books and Micah Goedeken

Neligh: Emily Mlnarik and Kaylee Ramold

Nenzel: Annalise Busenitz

Omaha: David Sortino

Pleasant Dale: Jakob Schmit

Ponca: Makaya Johnson

Raymond: Jaci Bryce and Danielle Fortik

Sidney: Daniel Bashtovoi

Spalding: Mardee Berger

Tecumseh: Vanessa Jimenez and Emma Straka

Wayne: Courtney Brink, Carter Hasemann and Abigail Wieseler

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