Youth Programs at
The Center for Rural Development

Rogers Explorers at Union College – Day Two

We’ve finished the second day of our Rogers Explorers camp at Union College!

Our scholars began their day by splitting into groups for their major courses: nursing, leadership writing, and photography.

In their nursing class, students were able to hear heartbeats, track breathing, and other vital signs using a simulated mannequin in the Union College School of Nursing. Marissa Greer, Dean of the College of Nursing at Union College, taught them how to use a syringe and give medication.

In their leadership writing class, students were taught by and practiced professional business writing for their future careers.

In their photography class, students learned about cameras and even built their own digital cameras from cardboard.

After their majors, our Explorers enjoyed a live video conference with Dr. Tracie Prater, a former Hazard, Kentucky, resident and current materials engineer for NASA at the Marshall Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Our scholars got the chance to ask Dr. Prater questions about her career as an engineer, about space, and how she built her impressive career.

More to come on our final day!