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Rogers Scholars – July 2018 – Day Four

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

This morning, our Scholars got the chance to hear from Natalie Vickous, the Director of Civic Engagement and Student Leadership at Lindsey Wilson College. She spoke to the students about becoming leaders on their college campus, and the Bonner Scholars Program at Lindsey Wilson College.

Next, our Scholars heard from Danielle Smoot, Communication Director for the office of Congressman Hal Rogers. She spoke to them about a program that Congressman Rogers is very passionate about, The Congressional Award.

Our Scholars heard from Dr. Dean Adams, Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management at Lindsey Wilson College. He spoke to students on leadership.

After lunch, our Scholars split into their major courses: healthcare, engineering, and civic engagement.

In their engineering course, students were taught about the different types of engineering, what engineers do, and how important they are to society. Dr. Bruce Walcott, Electrical and Computer Engineering professor at the University of Kentucky, led the students in different activities where they got to practice and learn the same problem solving and critical thinking skills that engineers use daily in their careers. Students also created an idea for a new product and used 3D pens to create a prototype for their product.

As part of their healthcare major, students visited Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky. They spoke with a physical therapist and learned about different rehabilitation services offered at the hospital. They were shown different types of bacteria and viruses, they visited a blood bank and hematology unit, and got the chance to view a gallstone after being removed from a patient. They visited the radiology department where they got to witness an ultrasound. Scholars also learned how to suture from a surgeon at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

As part of their civic engagement major, Scholars received presentations from local civic leaders and government officials. Senator Max Wise and Greensburg Mayor Lisle Cheatam spoke to the students on their local and state governments.

After dinner, Rogers Scholars participated in community service projects. Rogers Scholars volunteered in the Adair County Community Garden. Scholars pulled weeds, planted vegetables, and prepared land plots for future gardens. Students were led by Dr. Michael Bosela, professor of biology at Lindsey Wilson College. They also volunteered with JOY Ministries in Columbia, Kentucky. Scholars sorted clothing that will be donated to children and families in the area.

Our Rogers Scholars ended their night with some leisure time and games!

More learning in our majors to come!