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New summer youth program exposes high school students to STEM and Healthcare careers

Pictured: two RCBC students working in a science lab

The Health/Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Career Exploration and College Exposure program, developed by HealthLink International in partnership with RCBC’s Workforce Development Institute and RCBC's STEM Division, will meet for 11 sessions to introduce students to several Healthcare and STEM fields as well as give high school students practical skills required in the industry.

The program will explore a variety of healthcare and STEM fields, including:

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Forensics
  • Clinical trials
  • Astronomy
  • Pharmacology
  • Veterinary Science
  • Physics
  • Aquaculture

In addition to exposure to these fields, high school students will develop skills required to be successful, including math tips and techniques, communication skills and technical writing. Students will also participate in field trips to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the College of Physicians Museum of Philadelphia including the Mutter Museum and the Historical Medical Library, Adventure Aquarium, Hill-Rom/Mediq, Cheyney University’s Aquaculture Farm and Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical.
The program will run Monday through Thursday from June 26 to July 13. There will be no class on July 4. Students can register through WebAdvisor’s non-credit section at rcbc.edu/WebAdvisor, by mail or in person until June 19. For more information, contact Maria Dewar at (856) 242-5259. For more program information, email info@healthlinkinternational.org.