May 4, 2012: A Purdue scientist visited a 9th grade class to discuss her career path as a veterinarian and cancer researcher.
November 30, 2011: A Purdue cancer researcher visited the 9th grade class to discuss the advances in cancer research.
April 29, 2011: A Purdue pathologist visited 9th grade classes to discuss the breadth of career opportunities in veterinary medicine.
April 14, 2011: A registered veterinary technician, assessment expert, and interactive multimedia specialist visited one of our partner schools to listen to and videotape student final presentations.
March 14, 2011: A Purdue poultry veterinarian, swine veterinarian, registered veterinary technician, and veterinary student delivered chicken eggs to 3rd grade classrooms, discussed proper care of eggs and chicks; and, discussed the importance of hand washing.
March 9, 2011: Three Purdue Registered Veterinary technicians and their three dogs visited third grade classrooms and demonstrated a wellness exam on dogs. Students observed the exam and then were able to use a stethoscope to listen to the dog’s heart. A physician visited the school on the same day and demonstrated wellness exams for children. Afterwards, everyone went on a fitness walk around the school.
December 2, 2010: A Purdue veterinarian and registered veterinary technician participated in Career Day at one of our partner schools with 6, 7, and 8th grade students.
November 4, 2010: A Purdue parasitologist visited ninth grade classrooms and presented on zoonotic parasitic infections.
September 17, 2010: Sixty sixth graders visited Purdue’s School of Veterinary Medicine and were hosted by an equine respiratory specialist. Students observed a demonstration of a horse on a treadmill and listened to a presentation about equine respiratory disease. Following the demonstration, students participated in a question and answer session with a veterinarian and a veterinary student.
April 21, 2010: Dr. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff (small animal veterinarian), Mindy Anderson (registered veterinary technician), Amanda Schoolcraft (registered veterinary technician), and their dogs visited a third grade class to demonstrate a wellness exam and the importance of exercise for both dogs and people.
April 19, 2010: Dr. Pat Wakenell (poultry veterinarian) and Dr. Sandy Amass (swine veterinarian) visited a third grade class to deliver eggs, discuss egg and chick care, and discuss the importance of handwashing.
Dr. Pat Wakenell, poultry veterinarian at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine discusses egg and chick care with students
Dr. Sandy Amass, veterinarian at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine discusses the importance of handwashing after handling chicks and eggs. Please note that the eggs used in these classrooms were special "Specific Pathogen Free" eggs, meaning they did not contain any organisms that could cause illness in people.
The project described was supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
NIH . . . Turning Discovery Into Health
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