Frontiers in Science & Medicine Day
In a collaborative effort to make science exciting, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus and neighbors in the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center are opening their doors and labs to seventh-grade Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) students for a fun-filled, educational day of science and medicine. The 5th annual Frontiers in Science and Medicine Day will take place Oct. 25, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Students from Gaithersburg and Loiederman middle schools are participating in this year’s event. More than 500 students are slated to attend.
Students will spend part of the day at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, where they will participate in hands-on science and medicine activities.
Students will also spend part of the day visiting a local laboratory or hospital so they can experience what doctors and scientists do each day. Lab activities include viewing brain specimen under a microscope; learning how DNA is used in forensics; watching mosquitoes feed on blood to learn about malaria; and learning about proper techniques for making intravenous preparations.