OMAHA - Fifty-nine eighth-grade students from 24 schools across Nebraska attended UNMC's 21st annual State Science Meet June 6-8, for an educational and fun experience.
The goal of the meet is to inspire students, especially those from rural communities, to pursue careers in health care. The students qualify for the meet by submitting science projects in one of seven regional science meets sponsored by the Nebraska Area Health Education Centers across the state 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: Presentations about a variety of health science disciplines,Tours of UNMC, A team science competition. Area students that participated include Amanda Finnegan of Newcastle, Chase Johnson, Rachel Kneifl, Tayler Kumm, and Austin Roth of Allen; and R J Liska, Marta Pulfer, Amelia Blankenau, Delaney Jensen, and Caden Korth of Wayne.