A “Guys & Guts” workshop aims to steer middle-school boys toward the careers in the medical profession that are more frequently held by women with presentations and activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Whatcom Community College.
Participants will visit a biology lab, jump-start a heart and resuscitate a robotic simulated patient.
“They’ll get to actually draw blood from an artificial arm,” said WCC spokesperson Mary Vermillion. It will “open their eyes to non-traditional careers.”
The $10 registration fee includes hands-on labs, career and education information, guest speakers, a presentation on the nursing field, lunch for two, a souvenir T-shirt and a campus-wide scavenger hunt. Find a registration form by going online to whatcom.edu and searching “Guys & Guts.”
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A similar “Girls Go Tech” program featuring computer labs and alternative energy resources is offered 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, featuring former NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence of Ferndale and Melissa Rice of Western Washington University, who worked on the Mars Rover project. Find a registration form by going online to whatcom.edu and searching “Girls Go Tech.”
“These are two really cool women in the community who have been successful in science,” Vermillion said.