Allied Health Sciences Expo
The Allied Health Sciences Expo is a day-long event held each January to allow middle and high school students to learn about careers in the allied health sciences.
During the Expo, various hospitals, research institutions and scientists, health care professionals and other health science representatives, and government agencies and businesses whose focus is on health, present displays and hands-on activities and demonstrate medical techniques and research. The presenters also provide students with information and answer questions about careers in their fields.
The Expo gives students a variety of exciting, concrete goals to help them make good academic choices. Most notably, such early and direct exposure can help students emphasize science courses when planning their high school curriculum.
- See pictures from the Allied Health Science Expo on the right column.
- See more pictures and a streaming video of Action News broadcast (WPVI-TV/Ch. 6)
Summer Science Fair Training Institute for Teachers
The Summer Science Fair Training Institute for Teachers is a five-week course designed to train teachers and mentors in various scientific research methods from the study of drug abuse and drug addiction. In the upcoming school year, participants will use their hands-on workshop experience to help students create innovative science fair projects from research templates. Each teacher is expected to guide at least two separate projects to his or her local science fair (depending on school district). Teachers may earn up to 100 professional development credits during the workshop.
Science Fair Resource Center
The SPARC Science Fair Resource Center at Rutgers-Camden provides guidelines, forms and timetables for science fair participation, and loans literature about science fair projects, and research supplies and equipment to teachers and mentors who are helping students with science fair projects.
SPARC develops activities and materials illustrating the biological, brain, behavioral and cognitive sciences for all grade levels, and provides modules illustrating basic concepts in science as well as free sample lesson plans (other materials available at cost).