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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