Minority high school students have been
selected to participate in MEDAL, a career exploration program.
The aim of the program is to introduce young people to a variety
of careers in dentistry, engineering, medicine, architecture,
and law and thereby provide valuable information to help them
prepare for post-secondary studies in selected professions.
Professionals from the different career fields
and Marquette professors will share their experiences with students
and the options available for pursuing a particular career during
five Saturday sessions.
The kick-off event is Saturday, Feb.
14 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Marquette University School
of Dentistry, 1801 W. Wisconsin Ave. Students will be doing
hands-on activities including thumb-impressions, learning about
radiology and conducting a drill and fill exercise. For
parents, a college preparation and financial aid planning workshop
will be held.
MEDAL is a joint project sponsored by
Marquette University, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee School of Engineering,
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Public Schools and the
Milwaukee Area Health Education Center.