Engineering Week

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Engineering Week  was marked this year by Cook Medical sending two of their R&D Biomedical Engineers to visit our Science Department.  Melissa and Sarah graciously gave of their time to speak to our Third and Fifth Years about their study of biomedical engineering and to explain the reasons why engineering suited them as a career.  Their career stories and descriptions of their day to day life as researchers gave our students a rare insight to science in the work place.  Both Melissa and Sarah served as an inspiration to our students by demonstrating the opportunities, challenges, and successes for women in engineering. 


Their presentation ended with an unusual challenge… to make a prosthetic lower leg!  Our girls tackled this with their characteristic competitive energy and had an enjoyable and enlightening time!


A huge thanks to Cook Medical, who, as partners to our school, have been incredibly supportive to our staff and students over the years!