The Virginia Tobacco Commission awarded $200,000 to Central Virginia Health Sciences Education Consortium, a new nonprofit launched by Lynchburg College and Centra, to create a health simulation lab for students in nursing, paramedicine, respiratory therapy, and physical therapy, as well as local practitioners.
The chalk outline of Dr. Priscilla Gannicott’s body, with pools of blood at her wrists, remained in a chemistry lab for four weeks this semester. The ten students taking forensic science had to gather blood, hair, and DNA samples to figure out who her killer was.
Lynchburg College has received a $20,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation through a program of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges for enhanced use of technology in K-12 education.
LC is one of five Virginia schools to receive a $20,000 “Teaching with Today’s Technology” grant.
About 160 of the state’s top high school students are studying website design, environmental chemistry, and anatomy among other courses at the 2011 Governor’s School for Math, Science, and Technology at Lynchburg College.