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Feinstein Institute Encourages Science Education for NY Area Middle and High School Students
Date:11/13/2013

Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) November 13, 2013

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the North Shore-LIJ Health System Center for Workforce Readiness recently hosted nearly 100 middle and high school teachers from Long Island and Manhattan for a day to discuss how to best incorporate science and medical research into their academic curriculum. In response to the turnout, representatives from the Workforce Readiness Center and the Feinstein Institute vowed to continue the North Shore-LIJ Medical Marvels Program, which encourages Long Island high school students in 9th and 10th grades to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The winning teams of this program will receive scholarships. To participate, a letter of intent must be submitted by December 1, 2013.

“Middle and high school teachers have the challenging and critical task of teaching their students science,” said Feinstein Institute President Kevin J. Tracey, MD at the teacher’s professional development day. “It’s a challenging task because science is a new language for students and it’s critical because current students will be future scientists who will invent new medicines to cure tomorrow’s diseases.”

Teachers who attended the professional development day on November 5 were encouraged to participate in the Medical Marvels program, in which three teams will receive awards. The winning team will receive a $1,800 scholarship and individual team members will be considered for placement in the Feinstein Institute’s summer program. The second-place team will receive a $1,000 scholarship and the third-place t
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