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LSU Health New Orleans sparks students' interest in health sciences at STEM Fest 2019

LSU Health New Orleans offered thousands of K-12 students a variety of hands-on activities during STEM Fest 2019 at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. The event, sponsored by the New Orleans Saints, the New Orleans Pelicans, GNO Stem and Chevron, was designed to engage children in STEM activities to foster their interest in science careers.

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LSU Health New Orleans' Learning Center brought a human patient simulator, and the children were able to hear heart and lung sounds and interact with "him." The youngsters found the plasticized organs, provided and explained by Diversity and Community Engagement, fascinating.

Nursing faculty and students brought anatomical models with removable organs and an infant patient simulator. They also demonstrated and helped the youngsters suture and incise and drain infected "wounds."

STEM Fest 2019
LSU Health outreach efforts include working with K-12 students year-round. LSU Health New Orleans' pipeline programs not only build upon their interest in science, but also show young people the sophisticated resources available at a university right here at home.
STEM Fest 2019
STEM Fest 2019