A collaborative research competition for
Long Island students in grades 9 and 10.
Mission and Purpose
The North Shore-LIJ Medical Marvels Program was established in 2013 by The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the Center for Workforce Readiness. The purpose is to encourage Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) career pathways for Long Island High School Students in 9th and 10th grades. The 2014 competition will be the second year of this program.
Our mission is to raise awareness of the multidisciplinary nature of STEM careers for students at all levels of academic prowess and interest, to encourage creative thinking, and to assist school districts and industry to develop assets and build capacity to improve the economic future of our students and the Long Island region.
NOTE: This competition is open to all and students do NOT need to be in structured science research programs.
The Medical Marvels program believes in the academic promise of all students and that by investing in their ideas the future health and well being of our community will be served. Further by investing in youth and giving them a sense of place and responsibility for problem solving in the community, a community ensures that it will have bright and capable future leaders for STEM careers.
See the video below to hear about the research project from the 2013 winning team from Jericho High School.
For more information
- E-mail Center for Workforce Readiness at the North Shore-LIJ Health System at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Feinstein Institute press release regarding the 2013 event
- Huntington School District press release regarding the 2012- 2013 event