STEM - Visitor Appreciation
University of Iowa Health Care STEM Education Programs engaged nearly 5,000 students from 57 schools between 2011 and 2012.
UI Health Care faculty, staff, and students play an integral role in outreach education to the community and school-aged students.
More than 170 faculty, staff, and students volunteered approximately 600 hours of their time to engage students in STEM educational experiences last year.
"I liked working with the ‘patient’ [actor]. It gave me a better idea of what being a doctor or nurse would be like.” - 12th grade girl
“It was really cool to see how med students do patient simulations.” - 12th grade girl
“I learned how intense the patient interactions can be, and how well you have to think on your feet!” - 11th grade girl
“By seeing all the different routes you can take in medicine and health care, I became more interested in going into health care and realized I can learn about science while also caring for people.” - 11th grade boy