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Rogers Scholars – July 2018 – Day Five

Day five of our Rogers Scholars camp at Lindsey Wilson College!

Our Scholars began their day with more time learning about engineering, healthcare, and civic engagement.

In their engineering major, Scholars studied mechanical engineering. They built LEGO robots with small engines and raced them.

In their healthcare major, Scholars traveled to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky. They visited different departments in the hospital and visited the Cancer Treatment Center. Scholars also learned from the directors of the College of Nursing at Lindsey Wilson College. They learned how to take blood pressure, pulse, and give CPR.

In their civic engagement major, Rogers Scholars learned about how state and local government work together from Dr. Bruce Hicks, a political science professor at the University of the Cumberlands.

Our Scholars heard from Dr. Jay Morgan, President of Morehead State University. He spoke to students on leadership.

Our Scholars 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.

That’s the end of our final day!

Thank you for a great week, Scholars!