Washington High School Students Learning About Communicable Diseases

(WASHINGTON) – 40 students from Washington High School started a workplace simulation project at Daviess Community Hospital on Wednesday.

The 8-week long project is a partnership of Daviess County Hospital, Direct Employers Institute, and the Center for P-16 Research at Collaboration at IU.
The health-care industry led endeavor entails students learning about communicable diseases. Communicable, or infectious diseases, are caused by microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi that can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Some are transmitted through bites from insects while others are caused by ingesting contaminated food or water.
The project is about increasing student interest in STEM-based subjects careers. STEM is science, tech, engineering, and math.
The program is funded in part through a grant from the Smithville Charitable Foundation.