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KSAL Staff - March 11, 2016 3:40 pm

Students from Salina South High School visited Cloud County Community College to tour the cadaver lab and biology department. Students pictured are, front row, left to right: Zaira Dominguez, Jane Wang, Dorothy Gould, Tessa Wolf, Jewel Berg, Mercedes Leidig, Alondra Escobedo, and instructor Lori Train. Back row, left to right: Julisa Esparza, Matt Winters, Joshua Reed, Jaycee Burns, Alyssa Jones, Caitlyn Rapp, and John Slater. Photo Courtesy Cloud County Community College

Students from Salina South High School recently toured the cadaver lab and biology department at Cloud County Community College.

The college offers these cadaver visits as a way to get high school students more interested in studying biology and other sciences at the college level. The students get the opportunity to meet and interact with college faculty and current Cloud students.

“I believe the visiting students have an opportunity to explore some of the experiences they can have at Cloud, such as being involved in studying the human body with the cadavers,” said Cloud Science instructor Josh Urban. “Very few institutions nationwide offer opportunities like these for freshmen and sophomores at the undergraduate level.”

Cloud is one of only two community colleges in Kansas to have a cadaver lab, offer a human dissection course, and utilize the cadavers in the human anatomy course. Each year, 250 to 300 high school students tour the lab and listen to a presentation from Urban. Tours can be arranged by contacting the science department or Urban at jrurban@cloud.edu.

Story from: Cloud County Community College

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