Lynbrook High School Students Take on the Spark! Challenge

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Lynbrook High School students in Dr. Benedict Tieniber's virtual enterprise class participated in the Northwell Health’s Spark! Challenge last month, designed to ignite students’ interest in healthcare careers. Northwell teams, educators and students from across Long Island are coming together for the Spark! Challenge to inspire and introduce students to the many career areas which require science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills. 

Northwell professionals provided the students with an immersive experience as the class visited a new Northwell Health building in Syosset where they received a closer look at operating rooms, a sterilization room, storage rooms, inpatient room and more. They also visited a Northwell Health building in Great Neck where students learned about the 3-D printing involved to make prosthetics. Here, students observed prosthetic hearts, fins, skulls and more. 

Through these two visits, the students were able to see the businesses in action. The behind the scenes experience and chance to interact with members of the Northwell team was a special one for many of the students. 

“This opened my eyes to new job opportunities in life,” said senior Sal Cimato. 

The students involved will create a career advertisement for one of the careers or jobs that they observed during their visit to Northwell Health. Students will connect their career advertisement to Northwell Health’s Culture of C.A.R.E. (Connectedness, Awareness, Respect, and Empathy) patient promises. Following the career advertisement project, the students will conduct a two-minute presentation about the same career and Culture of C.A.R.E. promise spotlighted in each of the students advertisement during a Spark! Challenge Awards Celebration on April 11.