Teaming Up to Inspire Young Minds
- November 20, 2017
- Posted by: Beating the Odds
- Category: Events
On November 20-21, 2017, Beating the Odds Foundation offered a teacher training to science teachers from Coatesville Area School District and Great Valley School District at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Beating the Odds Foundation and the University of Pittsburgh’s Brain Institute and the Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research teamed up to offer this unique STEM focused course for high school science teachers.
The Beating the Odds Foundation partners with organizations such as UPMC to offer an engaging experience for teachers and students and to introduce students to a wide range of career opportunities and allow them to use their personal, social, cognitive, and STEM resources to better understand and experience how organizations achieve success in the face of real life challenges.
Presenters included: Dr. Chris Donnelly, Assistant Professor, Neurobiology; Dr. Peter Strick, Professor & Chair of Neurobiology; and Dr. David Lacomis, Professor of Neurology & Pathology, Departments of Neurology and Pathology, Chief, Division of Neuromuscular Diseases.
Special guests in attendance were: Pennsylvania State Senator John Eichelberger, Senate Education Committee Chairman; and Rocky Bleier, Co-Chairman, Beating the Odds Foundation.
The Beating the Odds Foundation and UPMC Brain Institute and the Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research plan to continue to team up to offer additional training for teachers.