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Outreach and Engagement



​Kenneth Ivie
(970) 491-6470

​For nearly 25 years, the Engaging Kids in Science and Health through Hands-on Anatomy Exercises program at Colorado State University has been working to introduce thousands of young people to the wonders of the human body through interactive K-12 programs locally and abroad.  

"Everything we do is hands-on and exciting," said program director Tod Clapp, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Events are staffed by faculty and honors students and provide youth with unique opportunities to participate in simulations, dissect organs, and actually see the difference between healthy and diseased parts of the body.

Various activities demonstrating the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and Little Shop of Physics, an award-winning outreach program, focus on making science and health education accessible, innovative, and fun for students and teachers alike. Anatomy Camp provides high school students with foundational knowledge and real-world experience in the field of biomedical sciences through in-depth instruction of basic human anatomy.

Colorado State University’s anatomy teaching faculty are passionate about sharing their love of science with young people and inspiring them to consider STEM careers in healthcare and other science-based fields, including biomedical engineering and computer programing through the Virtual Reality Anatomy Program.