Shattuck-St. Mary's BioScience Program

The BioScience Program at Shattuck-St. Mary's Schoohas been specifically designed for students in grades 9 - 12 who have a keen interest in science and plan to pursue careers in biomedical engineering, research or medicine.  The primary objective of the Program is to privide these students with opportunities that can shape, enrich and inform the decisions they make about their career paths.  There are multiple ways of engaging in the BioScience Program:  participation in a BioScience summer camp, participation in a BioScience Scholars' Weekend or enrollment as a full-time student at Shattuck-St. Mary's School (SSM).  Information about the BioScience Summer Camp or Scholars' Weekends can be found at www.ssmbioscience.org.
As an SSM enrollee, a student in the BioScience Program enroll in a year-long BioScience course, participate in activities after school on Mon - Thur afternoons, and travel off-campus twice a month for day-long field trips.  Each term, the BioScience course focuses on Bioethics, Public Health, Medical Device Design or the anatomy and physiology of one organ system in the human body.  During the after-school sessions, students typically work on biomedical device projects, complete organ dissections, learn minor medical procedures (suturing...), and participate in discussions of scientific journal articles.  The off-campus field trips include attendance at medical or engineering conferences, as well as visits to research laboratories and hospitals. The BioScience Program also has a regular schedule of speakers, including physicians, biomedical engineers, researchers, and other professionals involved in a healthcare-related field.

Year Established 2010
Boys Served Annually 10
Girls Served Annually 15
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities? No
Program led by a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)]: Yes
Areas of Interest General ScienceTechnologyEngineering
Racial Demographics 40% Asian5% Hispanic/Latino50% White, non-Hispanic5% Two or more races
Service Delivery Format Options after school programsspecial eventssummer offerings
Populations Served high school
Needed Resources/Activities conferencesequipment donationsfunding/sponsorshipgirls interested in STEMjob shadowingspeakers
Available Resources/Activities computer accesscomputer technology supportfacilities/physical spacegirls interested in STEMteaching or tutoring
Collaboration Interests joint event planningsharing resourcesworking with higher educationworking with industry representativesworking with K-12 schools
Shattuck-St. Mary's BioScience Program 1000 Shumway Ave Box 218 Faribault, MN 55021
Main Contact Maren LaLiberty BioScience Program director 507- 333 - 1500 maren.laliberty s-sm.org
Main Organization Information

Shattuck-St. Mary's BioScience Program

The BioScience Program at Shattuck-St. Mary's Schoohas been specifically designed for students in grades 9 - 12 who have a keen interest in science and plan to pursue careers in biomedical engineering, research or medicine. The primary objective of the Program is to privide these students with opportunities that can shape, enrich and inform the decisions they make about their career paths. There are multiple ways of engaging in the BioScience Program: participation in a BioScience summer camp, participation in a BioScience Scholars' Weekend or enrollment as a full-time student at Shattuck-St. Mary's School (SSM). Information about the BioScience Summer Camp or Scholars' Weekends can be found at www.ssmbioscience.org. As an SSM enrollee, a student in the BioScience Program enroll in a year-long BioScience course, participate in activities after school on Mon - Thur afternoons, and travel off-campus twice a month for day-long field trips. Each term, the BioScience course focuses on Bioethics, Public Health, Medical Device Design or the anatomy and physiology of one organ system in the human body. During the after-school sessions, students typically work on biomedical device projects, complete organ dissections, learn minor medical procedures (suturing...), and participate in discussions of scientific journal articles. The off-campus field trips include attendance at medical or engineering conferences, as well as visits to research laboratories and hospitals. The BioScience Program also has a regular schedule of speakers, including physicians, biomedical engineers, researchers, and other professionals involved in a healthcare-related field.

http://ssmbioscience.org