This year, students from the Biomedical Sciences Pathway at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington, Kentucky will be in attendance. This group will consist of 55 high school juniors, 60% of whom represent traditionally underserved populations. Of these 55 students, 20 will be presenting posters at 12:00 pm during the conference in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom.
About the Frederick Douglass High School Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Pathway
At FDHS BMS Pathway, students play the roles of over 50 different biomedical professionals as they investigate and study the concepts of human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. In the Project Lead the Way BMS Program, students engage in activities like investigating the death of a fictional person or dissecting a sheep’s heart, learning content in the context of real-world cases. They examine the structures and interactions of human body systems and explore the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Students work collaboratively to understand and design solutions to the most pressing health challenges. The future of biomedical sciences comes alive in this rigorous and relevant four-course nationally-recognized sequence that prepares students to continue their studies through post-secondary education and careers.