Each teams loved an academic presentation, studying about NECE’s mission to guard deployed forces from vector-borne ailments and threats. The teams additionally explored NECE’s services, together with a go to of NECE’s archives, which features a reference assortment of medically vital organisms from world wide.
“The scholars from North Florida Academic Institute have been excited to study extra about what alternatives the Navy affords,” mentioned NECE Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Adrian Weldon. “Most of the college students need to be part of the Navy as enlisted Sailors or officers, however aren’t but positive of what sort of job they need to do. We’re extraordinarily lucky and grateful for this opportunity to show them that Navy entomology and Navy drugs are thrilling choices for these eager to help the USA Navy.”
College students additionally visited the coaching lab, the place that they had a hands-on expertise inspecting medically vital specimens beneath digital and stereo dissecting microscopes. The NJROTC college students from Upson-Lee Excessive College have been moreover proven new expertise in NECE’s combat towards vector-borne ailments, akin to DNA sequencing gear.
“It is at all times fascinating discussing twenty first century entomology with younger adults as a result of they’ve grown up with expertise at their fingertips their total lives,” mentioned Lt. Edward Traczyk, division head of NECE’s Analysis and Growth Division. “You get numerous curiosity in ideas akin to DNA sequencing and the quantity of information it takes to retailer a single genome’s info. These seemingly mind-boggling concepts are one thing youthful generations are naturally intrigued by, relatively than turned away from.”
Impressed by their expertise, the Upson-Lee Excessive College NJROTC class’s Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Jim Jarvis, awarded NECE the Upson-Lee Excessive College coin.
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