Science Career Day

April 2015

Sixth- to eighth-grade students from Lybrook School and seventh- to twelfth-grade students from Coronado Middle and High Schools participated in a science career day on April 16, 2015.

Dr. Mike Medrano showed the students specimens of insects and spoke about his education in biology and entomology (the study of insects) and his career path as Chief of the Division of Natural Resource Management in the National Park Service. Ms. Danielle Jackson explained the process for applying to college and described scholarships available through the Navajo Nation. She also discussed becoming involved in groups and clubs in college to improve study habits, living in a new situation, and staying connected to culture and family while away from home. Three students in the physician assistant program at the University of New Mexico talked about career paths and options for higher education in health science careers. They also allowed students to be “a provider for a day” by teaching them how to use instruments such as stethoscopes, reflex hammers, and blood pressure cuffs.

Prevention Research Center

The mission of the (UNM) Prevention Research Center (PRC) is to address the health promotion and disease prevention needs of New Mexican communities through participatory, science-based, health promotion and disease prevention research. We fulfill this mission through collaboration, training, dissemination and evaluation activities.