Day 4 & 5 of Summer Springboard (Session 3):
“I am interested in the medical field, so I wanted to come to Summer Springboard to gain experience and see if I am really fit to go into medical school.”
- Trial Law Excursion – Superior Courthouse
- Students received a one-of-a-kind experience as a first-hand witness to a sentence hearing at the New Haven County Courthouse.
- Significant court cases tried at the courthouse include Griswold v. Connecticut and the trial of Black Panther Bobby Seale.
- Students also got to spend time with Judge Fisher, a judge on the New Haven District Superior Court in Connecticut. He was appointed to the bench in 2001 by Governor John Rowland.
- Engineering Excursion – Luchs Consulting
- Luchs Consulting Engineers. founded in 1948, is a dynamic Connecticut licensed engineering and land surveying firm providing a full range of engineering services to federal, state, municipal, utility and private clients throughout New England.
- One of their major projects was designing the State Street Bridge Project where they provided survey control, pile layout, bridge monitoring and utility system monitoring during construction.
- Medicine Excursion – Fairfield SIM Center
- Students went to the simulation lab for practice with blood pressure, pulse assessment, and other medical skills at Fairfield University.
- The Simulation Center at Fairfield University has received a five-year accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).
- The center uses the latest in healthcare equipment and modern classroom settings to provide a practical and engaging education for students.
- Business & Entrepreneurship Excursion – Platt LaBonia
- Since 1945, Platt & LaBonia Company has been designing and delivering custom steel fabrication products with an uncompromising commitment to quality and service.
- Students received a special tour of the 130,000 sq ft facility and got to hear directly from the owners about their ability to respond quickly and cost effectively to customer needs and other best sales and marketing practices.
- Creative Writing Excursion – Mark Twain House
- The students in the creative writing program went on a behind the scenes tour of a national historic landmark, The Mark Twain House & Museum.
- The Mark Twain House & Museum has restored the author’s Hartford, Connecticut, home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891.
- Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.
- Beyond the tour, the museum offers activities and educational programs that illuminate Twain’s literary legacy and provide information about his life and times.
- Creative Writing Excursion – The Storyteller’s Cottage
- Have you ever wanted to immerse yourself in your favorite book? In The Storyteller’s Cottage filled with antiques, you’ll feel as if you’ve become a character in one of your favorite novels!
- The vintage Victorian house is the home of charming literary events, curious & unconventional literary societies, writer’s workshops and retreats, storytelling events, author salons, unique literary-themed mystery rooms, and much more.