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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) hosted a free healthcare technology conference for girls in grades 6 through 10. Attendees heard from professionals in the Information Services (IS) and Nursing Informatics fields speak on the importance of technology in healthcare, and how a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education can lead to exciting and successful career opportunities.
About 50 students participated in activities to explore and utilize technology that helps train, enrich and expand the reach of healthcare today. Students experienced different research and technology tracks throughout the day, and received hands-on exposure to human patient simulators, learned about the brain and how it communicates, and explored the science of sound.