TTUHSC El Paso Hosts STEM Workshops for Local K-12 Students

On Saturday, Jan. 27, hundreds of sixth, seventh and eighth-graders from throughout El Paso County got a taste of careers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) at the seventh annual Adventure for Your Future health sciences fair.

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On Saturday, Jan. 27, hundreds of sixth, seventh and eighth-graders from throughout El Paso County got a taste of careers in STEM fields at the seventh annual Adventure for Your Future health sciences fair.

The event, hosted by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso), is an effort to build interest in the health sciences at a young age. The one-day event exposed kids to a hands-on science environment and taught parents ways to encourage their children toward the STEM fields.

After a welcome message by El Paso Mayor Dee Margo, attendees enjoyed a series of workshops, including “A Journey through the Body,” “Laboratory Testing for Medical Treatment,” “You Gotta Have Heart,” “Veterinary Medicine and Conservation,” “Consequences of Underage Drinking” and “Dental Rotations.” Guests were also invited to tour the Medical Education Building and other campus facilities.

For a photo gallery of the event, visit TTUHSC El Paso’s Facebook page.