A series of free, fun events for high school students to talk with local scientists and engineers about current cutting-edge ideas in science and technology over food and refreshments. A core group of Youth Leaders, with the committed mentorship of an adult, plan and run the café themselves. Through the Health Science Café, high school students gain a new understanding of the basic science they learn in school, gain a real-world perspective of what science is, how it is carried out, and what enormous impacts it has. Teens also develop a much more realistic and positive perception of scientists and engineers, get a glimpse of the interesting lives they lead, and learn that they are real, complex, multidimensional humans, like them.
An opportunity for middle school students to explore a variety of health careers. Students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades are invited to the Health Innovation Center to meet real health professionals in four sessions over the course of the day. Students then tour NKU’s campus. The program runs March 11-15, 2019.
High school students experience real-life health care situations in the St. Elizabeth Simulation Center. Students in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades are invited to the new Health Innovation Center for a full day of programming including a simluation center experience, Nursing Skills Lab, and a tour of NKU's campus and new Health Innovation Center.
Teachers may register their classes in grades 9-12. Program can accommodate up to three groups of 25 students each, or 75 students total.
Facilitated by faculty conveners, small groups of invested collaborators work together in teams of co-learners consisting of high school students, undergraduate and graduate students, community advocates and leaders, industry, and faculty, as well as any interested citizens. The co-learners will first strive to understand the multi-faceted nature of the problem by engaging then draw on their key insights to visualize new tools or services. At the end of the course, they will propose a realistic and actionable implementation plan.
These multi-disciplinary, multi-generational, and multi-perspectival teams will compete with one another for the most viable solution. A panel of reviewers, drawn from community advocates, industry leaders, academic experts, and those with lived experiences, will select one proposal among those submitted to be implemented in their community. Through philanthropy, industry support, and post-secondary investment, the original teams will come together in spring 2020 as a larger collaborative to implement the selected plan in the targeted region and then evaluate their success.