Thursday, February 27, 2014

Veterinary Science Opportunity

The NC State University's College of Veterinary Medicine 2014 OPEN HOUSE will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. 
Students and teachers interested in animals and sciences--biology, animal science, veterinary medicine, ecology/ environment, One Health, human/animal bond, infectious diseases, regenerative medicine--should not miss this once-a-year opportunity.
The popular annual event will offer the traditional opportunities to get up close with various animals large and small, demonstrations, special displays and exhibits, and chances to talk with faculty and students.
NEW THIS YEAR: The Smithsonian Institution's special traveling exhibit, “Animal Connections: Our Journey Together” will be one of the new attractions this year.  Housed in a mini-museum inside an expandable 18-wheeler, the 1,000-square foot exhibit introduces visitors of all ages to the human-animal bond. Whether you’re an aspiring veterinarian, an animal lover, or a health care professional, you and your family will find something to capture your interest in this exhibit. Take a video tour now.
Numerous fun and informative tour stops explain advances in veterinary medicine, veterinary medical technology, best care practices for the family pet, and what it takes to become a veterinarian.
Animals touch our daily lives from the food we eat, the products we consume, the health care advances we benefit from, and the services, entertainment, and companionship we enjoy. Wildlife species add to the beauty and wonder of our world. The connection between wildlife, domestic animals, the environment, and humans is called "One Health" and this concept is the foundation for veterinary medicine.

The Open House will explore the One Health concept with special exhibits and discussions on the connection between wildlife, domestic animals, the environment, and people.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Summer Opportunities for High Schoolers

High school-aged youth (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) are invited to apply to a weeklong, residential horticultural experience on the campus of NC State University. Youth will have hands-on opportunities to explore a broad range of horticultural possibilities from breeding better fruits and vegetables, growing a diverse selection of woody ornamentals, lengthening the life of cut flowers, learning sustainable production practices and delving into practical tools that enhance our understanding of plant processes. Participants will visit a variety of horticultural businesses. Youth will also be introduced to career possibilities, college-making decisions and leadership development and enjoy evening entertainment and team-building activities. 

There are a limited number of scholarships for 4-H youth to attend! Youth should apply here by Friday, April 4th. For more information visit the HSSI webpage.

Poultry Science Summer Institute
PSSI is a 5 day/4 night camp that offers high school's rising sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in majoring in Poultry Science a chance to learn more about the poultry industry as well as educational disciplines and available scholarships.  Applications will be accepted through May 2nd.
For more information about this program as well as the registration form, see here.