Central High students get taste of college life at University of the Sciences

Pat Loeb
October 14, 2019 - 6:13 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's University of the Sciences has fostered a relationship with Central High School that both schools say has worked well. Tuesday was Central's second annual visit to the university campus to get a taste of college-level science that also provided a lesson in real-world applications.

Professor Laura Waite says Central teachers reached out to the university for help showing students in higher level science courses what they might be able to do in the future with the knowledge they were acquiring. 

Waite is also the student recruitment director for the College of Pharmacy, so she rolled out the red carpet for this very promising pool of potential enrollees.

"They're rotating through different stations to learn about chemistry and physics and microbiology. There's a lot of different programs that the students will be exposed to," she explained.

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And in a grim reminder of the times we live in, one station teaches the students how to administer the overdose reversing drug naloxone.

The students don't expect to have to use it any time soon, but, like Shaundra, appreciated the lesson.

"The opioid crisis is becoming a much bigger deal today so it's just important to know," she said.