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Science Week at MMA

by cnewman
Thu, Mar 1st 2012 09:00 am
Erin Friedman observes the work of one of the Phlebotomists at Mercy Hospital examining a slide of human red blood cells.
Erin Friedman observes the work of one of the Phlebotomists at Mercy Hospital examining a slide of human red blood cells.

Science Week at Mount Mercy Academy marks the official kick-off to the Academy of Science & Healthcare in partnership with Catholic Health and Bishop-Timon St. Jude High School. But, Mount Mercy Academy has much more in store in the Science Department during this week.

Behind the Mask
On Thursday, March 8th, Mercy Hospital and Catholic Health are hosting "Behind the Mask" - a special event to celebrate the first year of The Academy of Science & Healthcare at Mount Mercy Academy and Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School in partnership with Catholic Health.

Learn more about this exciting partnership and the internship and mentoring programs available to students at Mount Mercy Academy and Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School. Representatives from Catholic Health will be joined by school administration and faculty, as well as students currently participating in the Academy. Following the program, guests will get a "Behind the Mask" tour of Mercy Hospital. Free parking is available in the Mercy Hospital parking ramp and refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend - RSVP by March 1 by calling 447-6205. Student display boards and research articles will be on display on March 8th at the hospital.

The Science Fair
Mount Mercy Academy will be hosting a Science Fair on Wednesday, March 7th starting at 8:00am. This Fair is sponsored by the University at Buffalo AIAA (American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics) Group. Mercy students are working with graduate students from UB on the Science Fair projects. UB AIAA is supplying the students with the necessary supplies and equipment which will then be donated to the Academy.

At the Fair, students will showcase their projects and light refreshments will be served. Mercy will welcome two guest speakers from UB. And, we invite parents and teachers to attend. Awards, certificates and tee shirts will be given to the students.

There will be many more other science-related activities throughout the school day during Science Week at MMA including science experiments, lunchtime games and activities and science-themed decorations!