About Liberty Science Center
Liberty Science Center's mission is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and excite learners of all ages about the power, promise, and pure fun of science and technology.
LSC is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. The Science Center houses 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal collection with 110 species, giant aquariums, a 3D theater, live simulcast surgeries, hurricane- and tornado-force wind simulators, K-12 classrooms and labs, teacher-development programs, and the Western Hemisphere's biggest planetarium—the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater. More than 750,000 students, teachers, and parents visit Liberty Science Center each year, and tens of thousands more participate in the Center's off-site and online programs.
About the class
Calling all future healthcare professionals: this class is for you! We'll watch and analyze a surgical video co-produced with Barnabas Hospital in Livingston, NJ to answer the question, "What's a kidney transplant like?" You'll see a donor kidney removed, prepared for transplantation, taken to an adjacent operating room, and transplanted into a recipient. You'll also learn about organ donation and experience plenty of wonder as a patient receives the gift of life.
Meet your instructors, Alejandro and Caroline.
Alejandro Melendez is a Distance Learning Specialist at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ. He facilitates the Live From Surgery Program, as well as the STEM virtual programs. He is also able to translate this program into Spanish. Alejandro holds a B.S. in Biology with proficiency in Medical Spanish from the University of Scranton.
Caroline Nowak is a Part-Time Distance Learning Specialist at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ. She facilitates the Live From Surgery Program, as well as the STEM virtual programs. She is also an experienced EMT of six years and began her journey at LSC through an internship. Caroline combines her previous experiences and knowledge in this role at LSC.
DISCLAIMER: This class will feature a transplant where surgical imagery and video will be displayed. Parental guidance is strongly suggested.
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