On Monday, May 13, twenty-four Nardin Elementary students in grades 7 and 8 attended a Brain Bootcamp at the Jacobs Institute in Buffalo. This special opportunity is designed to teach middle school students about heart attack and stroke signs, symptoms and treatments.
The day included the opportunity to hear from professionals in STEM and healthcare as well as a tour of the unique facility. During their visit, students learned about heart attack and stroke symptoms, watched a pre-recorded medical procedure, and completed fun engineering activities.
Each student also had the chance to work on a real-life medical simulator used by doctors for training, inserting a catheter and pulling out a clot that could save the life of a heart attack or stroke victim. Additional active learning included seeing and touching a heart created on a 3D printer.
Thank you to the Jacobs Institute for this outstanding opportunity!