The STRATUS Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital brings hands-on learning to a whole new level, putting students in the driver's seat as they hone their surgical skills and respond to medical emergencies in lifelike simulations.
Students from the Harvard graduate School of Education traveled to our office to help EXPLO Studio test out some of their latest creations. In just a few hours, HGSE saved a city from certain destruction with bikes on wires, built tops out of 1/4-20 bolts and washers and donned "thinking caps" — all while exploring how inquiry-based challenges create better engagement for students.
Dr. Leslie Schwarz, a board-certified veterinary radiologist at BluePearl Veterinary Partners, travels to EXPLO at Wheaton to lead a hands-on on session about ultrasounds and suturing. Shoutout to Pipsqueak for being such a fabulous patient for all our Vet students!
Who done it? Crime stoppers solve the case of a mysterious murder by searching for DNA samples and blood samples to find the killer.
Han Solo trapped in carbonite, The Morton Salt Girl. A Double Robot R2D2. And the KoolAid Man. This is the year that we upped our game, the year that we asked ourselves, how creative can we get? And we think we rocked it! We give you: The Curriculum Department as Star Wars; Reggie as Yoda; the Admission Department as the Spice Rack + Chef; the Communications, IT + Business Departments as the KoolAid Man (and wall); and the Explo at Wheaton Program as Countess Pingula + Count Pongula (get it? Ping Pong + Dracula?). Happy Halloween from all of us to all of you!!
Happy Halloween! Here at Explo, we hosted our second annual Halloween costume contest. "Best Overall Costume" went to the upstairs support staff, who entered as Explo Staff IDs + Lanyards. "Best Conceptual Costume" went to the Explo at Wellesley team, who based their costumes on their popular "Cupcake Armada" course. And "Best Individual Costume" went to Caitlin Fuller, for her "Great Barrier Reef" costume — a part of the Admission Office entry of the "Seven Wonders of the World." Hope you have a wonderful and safe Halloween!