The Health and Life Sciences Career Initiative(http://www.ct.edu/initiatives/hlsci) is a consortium of seven Connecticut colleges and universities, funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant, geared toward identifying and providing academic programs to meet employment needs. Eastern is focused on strengthening its offerings in the health and life sciences to complement its existing state-of-the-art programs in biology, biochemistry, and health information technology.
Under this grant, Eastern is providing the Summer University Research Program (SURP), with a track in biosciences and a track in physical health/public health. Eastern will also serve as a leader in insuring that new community programs created under the grant will bridge into bachelor’s degrees and beyond.
Did you know? Eastern Ranks in Nation for Health and Physical Fitness Major!
More information: here
SURP 2015 — Poster Session Scheduled for Thursday, July 2, 2015
When: Thursday, July 2, 2015, 11 am – 1 pm
Where: Johnson Room, Library
For more information, contact Polly Silva, firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Interpreter Certificate Program offered in Willimantic
Eastern AHEC is offering a Medical Interpreter Certificate training program in Willimantic
When: Saturdays, September 12 – November 14, 2015, 9 am – 1 pm
Meets the standards set by the National Council for Interpreting in Health Care
For more information and to register: Medical Interpreter Certificate
Eastern AHEC Job Opportunities and Internships
For more information: Opportunities
Other STEM Events
#StudentAstronaut Contest will give one student an opportunity to experience what it is like to train like a scientist astronaut and be featured on our show. The contest will be a video contest where students will be asked to answer a series of questions. We are looking for students (age 16+ in HS or Undergrad) who are great science communicators and ambassadors for space exploration.
Deadline for submitting your videos: September 1, 2015
For more information, go to their website (here) and Facebook page (here)
Interested in biomedical engineering? Have an entrepreneurial bent? Consider Mechanical & Manufacturing Technologies for Energy & Sustainability (MET2) Program. Students will spend two weeks in the winter learning project management skills, team dynamics, and more. Following presentations by company representatives, each team of students will pick a real-world project, and spend 100 hours designing over the course of the spring designing a product or solution, with the help of a mentor.
Deadline for applications: Early December. Check the website for details
For more information, contact the MET2 staff.