Night @ The Lab

Night @ The Lab

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2017 Night @ The Lab Documents

History of Night @ The Lab

Night @ The Lab is an exciting new program from the KU Medical Center Area Health Education Center that was created to provide an opportunity for high school students to (a) explore the connections between health and science and (b) showcase their knowledge to the community.

This program gives students the opportunity to research medical topics and create a visual display as well as an oral presentation. Together, the students will gain valuable experience in both research skills and professional presentation skills.

Each school participating will have one team of three students to represent their school at one of the six regional competitions across the state. Each team's presentation will be judged by a panel of community volunteers. The top team from each of the regional competitions will advance to the statewide competition held at the KU Medical Center where medical center staff and faculty will judge the presentations. The teams advancing to the statewide competition will be rewarded with hotel accommodations, meals and a behind-the-scenes look at the KU Medical Center.

This project was piloted in the Garden City High School Health Sciences Academy in April 2013 and saw tremendous success.

Night @ The Lab Statewide Winners

2016 - Central Heights High School (Paige Stockard, Olivia Stockard, Riley Roll; Sponsor - Amanda Stinebaugh)

2015 - Shawnee Mission North High School (Edan Belihu, Nancy Dinh-Phan, and Oluoma Obi; Sponsor - Connie Gandy)

2014 - Wheatland High School (Lascy Ostmeyer, Allison Ryburn, and Taylor Tustin; Sponsor - Monica Countryman)

2013 - Frontenac High School (Kamri Brynds and Aubrey Vena; Sponsor - Julie Mahnken)

Last modified: Sep 08, 2017
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Night @ The Lab Dates

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October 10, 2017
North-Central Region
Concordia, Kan.

October 18, 2017
Northeast Region
Eudora, Kan.

October 19, 2017
Southwest Region
Garden City, Kan.

October 24, 2017
Southeast Region
Iola, Kan.

October 26, 2017
Northwest Region
Colby, Kan.

October 30, 2017
South-Central Region
Augusta, Kan.

November 28-29, 2017
Statewide Competition
Kansas City, Kan.