University of Washington’s Indigenous Student Health & Science Professions Day
More than twenty students from Middle College High School participated in the University of Washington’s Indigenous Student Health & Science Professions Day on October 15, 2015, by far, the largest group in attendance.
Middle College students met with health science representatives from various universities from around the country, participated in an interactive tour of the UW’s health science labs, and engaged with university medical doctors on topics as diverse as genome science, brain health and diabetes.
Northgate Middle College High School student quote: “It was interesting to see the organs inside our bodies and to touch them and feel what healthy and unhealthy are like, and to also learn about the careers in health that are available to all if you continue your education. To learn about diabetes was fun, too, because of my experience living with diabetes.”
In attendance were Northgate Middle College students who represented various tribal nations: Cowichan, Ojibwe, and Blackfoot, in addition to the many non-native students interested in learning from indigenous health, science and medical professionals about their fields. Northgate Middle College teacher, Robin Wilson, Coeur d’ Alene tribe, arranged the trip.