Houston Students To Meet Astronauts To Chat About Space Medicine
Nearly 200 students from the DeBakey High School for Health Professions
will head to the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) for
"STEM On-and-Off the Planet," an event designed to encourage students to enter STEM fields.
Students from the Houston Independent School District
magnet school will have the opportunity to listen to current and former astronauts answer questions such as, "How does space travel affect
your health? How do astronauts sleep in space? What do astronauts eat in space? How do astronauts exercise in space," according to a news
"Students who have already expressed an interest in the health professions will have the unique, up-close opportunity to tour the NSBRI's
Consolidated Research Facility," said Amanda Hackler, head of career
development and outreach at NSBRI and assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine's
Center for Space Medicine, in a prepared statement. "Students will
be able to talk directly with astronauts who have experienced what happens to the body in space and who can attest to the very real need for
more scientific study of addressing health issues faced by space explorers."
Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at [email protected].