IND Student PLTW Experience
One of every three IND students is enrolled in a PLTW course and the programs have become a major attraction for middle school students.
IND graduate Ayobami Yoyin ’14 credits IND’s PLTW Biomedical Sciences Program for confirming her interest in medicine. Ayobami is attending Colgate University for the early acceptance program to George Washington University for medical school. “I plan to be a doctor in the NICU. The biomedical program helped reassure my interest in the medical field,” she said. “The first two years were a bit challenging, but come junior and senior year, there is more independence and we had the chance to choose topics we were interested in. We write reflections after every activity and those really help put things in perspective. Biomed taught me about all types of new careers in the medical field that I never thought I would enjoy. The class is also very hands-on and it’s a great way to deepen your medical knowledge.”
Nancy Ayd ’14, who majored in the Criminal Justice at Loyola University Maryland, said the biomed program “has really opened a lot of doors for me and has also opened my eyes to a whole new world. The labs and research we did both challenged us and taught us how to work hard and manage our time. I have many great memories and experiences with this program and was lucky to be a part of it!”
IND alumni Erin Finnessy ’15 said, “The thing I love most about IND is the biomed program. Enrolling in the biomed program is one of the smartest decisions I have ever made because it’s so unique and is such a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in science, specifically medicine. Because of it, I have completed activities that many people don’t even have a chance to accomplish until college.”