Biology Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, Lectures


Physiology Understanding Week as a Tool for College Students to Recruit the Next Generation of Scientists

Event Name/Location

HAPS Southern Regional Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, October 22, 2016

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

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The American Physiological Society has been organizing Physiology Understanding Week for the past ten years. This is an effort to get high school and middle school students to participate in science. The APS has noted that this is becoming more popular among the younger students in middle schools. It is an important outreach event which allows college students to interact with, and influence the next generation. They are able to share their knowledge and realize the importance of teaching future students, and possibly affecting career choices. In addition, the middle school students gain hands-on experience with physiological activities.