Everyone at Queen’s School of Computing has been so busy with the transition into Fall/Winter classes and activities that there has been no time to share some of the summer ongoings; like the “MD Meets Machine” high school student summer workshops, provided by The Medical Informatics Lab (Med-i Lab).
While many high school students spent their summer vacation as far away from classes as possible, several grade 10 to grade 12 students showed up to learn about medical image computing, artificial intelligence, surgical navigation, and medical robotics. The sessions included lectures, tutorials, and interactive demos where students got hands-on experience with tools and platforms that are commonly only available to grad students. QSC’s Med-i Lab is committed to nurturing curious minds and the team was delighted to see young scholars eager and able to learn at a university level.
“Even in the middle of summer we had a good turn-out of 10 to 15 guests” said Laura Connolly, Co-Host of MD Meets Machine lab workshops.
Pictured below are a few of our participants and staff who helped run these sessions:
This summer of 2022 was the first year that Med-i Lab hosted MD Meets Machine, and though there is no certain plan, Connolly says “because [the workshops] went well, there is a possibility that the Med-i Lab will continue to offer high school students this special opportunity”. Creating meaningful hands-on opportunities to young members of the community deepens culture and belonging for prospective students to learn, live, and play!
QSC would like to thank all the students who participated in the 2022 summer workshops.