GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Valley State University and the Van Andel Institute will host more than 250 high school students during MichBio Student Career Day on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

MichBio Student Career Day exposes Michigan high school juniors, seniors and their teachers to the scientific research currently being conducted in West Michigan.

Morning sessions will run from 8:30-11:15 a.m. at Van Andel Institute; lunch and afternoon sessions will run from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. be held at GVSU’s Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, 301 Michigan St. NE.

At VAI, students will hear from scientists about their career paths and current research. At GVSU, students will see demonstrations at the simulation lab, learn how to take vital signs from student nurses and hear presentations from health professions students. Media members are welcome to cover the GVSU activities.

The student event coincides with the MichBio Expo, held Nov. 2-3 at DeVos Place Convention Center.

For more information about MichBio Student Career Day, contact Mary Ziomkowski, GVSU Office of the Vice Provost for Health, at (616) 331-5842 or


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