On Monday, January 22, the Diocese of Rockville Centre students were treated to a very exciting opportunity! About 550 students from 9 different DRVC Catholic schools had the pleasure of being able to participate in a STEM program hosted by Catholic Health at the Cradle of Aviation. The activities included a panel discussion, a film about Mars exploration, and 2 STEM activities led by educators from the Cradle of Aviation! The event gave the students the opportunity to learn more about the medical field, including medical career options outside of being a doctor or nurse.
During the panel, students had the opportunity to ask questions from several professionals, including Catholic Health IT expert Sharon Hassler, Pharmacist Joanna Batsilas, and Chief Nursing Officer of Mercy Hospital Chris Ruppert. Students got to listen to a special talk in the Space Hall and got to tour the galleries at the Cradle of Aviation. This special event is part of an effort between Catholic Health and the Department of Education where the schools and students of the diocese are participating in service activities aimed toward those served by Catholic Health. Additionally, Catholic Health wants to provide educational opportunities for students of the DRVC schools. What an enriching and fun experience for our DRVC students!
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