Two local universities team up to prepare young students for health science careers
YAKIMA, Wash.- Two local universities are teaming up to give young students and inside look on what it's like to study health and science.
Heritage University and PNWU are pairing with Mt. Adams School District and the Yakama Nation Tribal School to create a science-focused program for middle and high school students.
The five-week long summer program pairs undergrads who are majoring in the science field with the young students, and show them what they do.
University leaders from each school say the program will allow more Yakima students to be interested and involved in the world of science.
"We are building on the enthusiasm and the interest that people have in the nervous system, human health and the environment. Also showing that science is fun and it's very important," said PNWU Provost Ed Bilsky.
Since the program started, university staff say they have already seen an increase in science majors enrolled at each university.