Students in Lone Star College-Montgomery's Discovery College received an up-close look at one aspect of the medical field when they toured a blood drive held on campus earlier this month.
The children, who range in age from 10 to 13 years old, were attending the "Science + Medicine + Technology" session designed to teach how bacteria are cultured in a laboratory, the process of preparing and examining different kinds of tissue using a microscope, and the basic skills in wound care, first aid, and assisting in emergency situations.
Gary Moore, a recruitment coordinator with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, took time from coordinating donations to explain the importance of the blood bank, different blood types, different donation types, and the donation process.
The tour was part of a special, 30-minute "Talk & Tour" series to let students experience different aspects of the field they are interested in. Throughout the summer, students have toured LSC-Montgomery's nursing lab, theatre, ceramics studio, etc.
"Our goal is to expose the campers to the possibilities made available by pursuing a college education," said Donna Smith Burns, program coordinator for Discovery College. "We believe in teamwork and collaboration and have a great track record of involving the various departments on campus and our community partners."
"Discovery College is a great experience, and campers come back each year," added Smith Burns.
Discovery College is an affordable, educational youth camp that covers a range of interesting topics in one- or two-week class sessions. Sessions have been running all summer and continue through the week of August 6-9.
For more information, visit www.LoneStar.edu/youthprogram-montgomery, or call 936.273.7446.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.