Denver Students Celebrate National STEM Day at Technology Center
Swisslog Healthcare provides immersive tech center tour showcasing science and tech careers
November 17, 2023
The Broomfield Robotics Club members included students from 4th to 11th grade representing 14 Broomfield area schools including Broomfield Heights Middle School, Peak to Peak Charter School, APEX Homeschool, Aspen Creek K-8, Kohl Elementary School, Prospect Ridge Academy, Meridian Elementary School, Stargate Charter School, Orchard Park Academy, Compass Montessori School, Silver Hills Middle School, Soaring Heights K-8, Centaurus High School, and Westlake Middle School.
“Partnering with local STEM youth organizations allows Swisslog Healthcare to give students passionate about science the opportunity to learn about career opportunities available to them,” said Amanda Costanzi, Head of Marketing & Communications at Swisslog Healthcare. “By opening our doors to students interested in STEM we are supporting the next generation of healthcare technology workers.”
The tour took place on November 8, for National STEM Day, and offered an interactive experience, allowing students to see the exterior user experience and interior robotics of the BoxPicker automated pharmacy storage system. In addition, the students were able to send one of the demonstrated packages through the TransLogic Pneumatic Tube System, picking up their package at a different station representing another department within a hospital and saw what the automated packaging of hospital prescriptions looks like when performed by the AutoCarousel semi-automated pharmacy storage system. The students were part of an interactive demonstration of the PillPick automated packaging and dispensing robot that supports central pharmacy needs of health systems across North America.
"Tours like this help our students see that the skills they are learning on their robotics teams are also being used every day by engineers in the industry to solve real-world problems,” said Jamie Rumsey, Program Director for Broomfield Robotics Club. “This realization motivates our students to continue to learn and develop their STEM skills, and it helps build their confidence as they explore possible careers in STEM fields."
The Broomfield Robotics Club works with students interested in STEM by providing opportunities to explore careers in robotics and by offering a sense of community while actively teaching students to support one another while building and participating in robotic competitions.
To learn more about what the Technology Center at Swisslog Healthcare has to offer, please visit www.swisslog-healthcare.com/en-us/customer-care/automation-academy.
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