Surfing and dancing and Science

It was nice that we were able experience and participate in the dance, the trip to western university was also amazing, I learned much about the research that graduate students do, along with the requirements that it takes to become a doctor. How important it is to do good in school to be able to accomplish these things. Also I never realized how cool Myan math is and how complex it is. I wonder what my math teacher would think if I used that on a no calculator test??  We also watched a movie that explained how important surfing was to the Hawaiian people, which is nice to know that their traditions are very important to them.

2014 Applications

The 2014 Pitzer’s Native American Summer Pipeline to College Program Student and Mentor Applications are now out!

They are posted under the 2014 Application tab. They can also be found on the Pipeline FB group. If you cannot access or open the applications, please email us at scott_scoggins@pitzer.edu and we will send them to you.

Please pay close attention to the new dates:

Pipeline 2014 Session: July 27–August 10, 2014

Mentor Training: July 23–26, 2014

Student Application Due Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Student Application Notification of Decision: Friday, April 25, 2014 by 5 p.m.

Mentor Application Due Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Mentor Application Notification of Decision: Friday, April 25, 2014 by 5 p.m.

There have been some changes to the applications themselves; we have added sections like letters of recommendations and essays. If you need any help understanding the new application, please let us know.

Good luck and we look forward to reading all your applications.

Health Career Ladder this Saturday!

This Saturday marks March’s American Indian Health Career Ladder this Saturday at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona from 8:30 to noon.

The workshops are led by WesternU medical students and doctors: past workshops have included blood type testing, fingerprinting, diabetes prevention, forensic science, and anatomy!

Lunch is provided!

If you are interested in health or science careers, come out and learn all about the Health Career Ladder.

FMI: http://www.westernu.edu/ladder-american-indian/index.php

Diabetes Walk – October 27th

Hello Pipeline Family!

One of our big events is coming up on October 27th: The Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes Event in LA! It is a national diabetes walk, with walks happening all across the nation. We are teaming up with Western University for the Diabetes Walk. Please join us to raise funds and support for diabetes, an problem that has especially affected Native communities. We would love to see all of our Pipeline family out and participating on October 27th! If you plan to attend the actual walk, please RSVP to eshulterbrandt@gmail.com or Scott’s email.

I have included directions below on how to join.

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Step Out Walk Diabetes: How to Sign up

Go to: http://stepout.diabetes.org/site/PageServer?pagename=OUT_homepage

Scroll down and click the state of California on the map of the U.S.

A box will pop up with event names and dates.

Find and click the one that says: Los Angeles, CA, October 27th

You will end up here: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/StepOut/A6LSA-LosAngelesArea?fr_id=8430&pg=entry

On the left side, under participate, click Join an Existing Team.

The Team Company is: Western University

The Team Division is: Corporate.

Our Team is Western U American Indian Health Career Ladder and Scott Scoggins is our Team Leader

Click join team or click our team name and it will direct you to our team homepage where there is a big button on the right that says join.

Once you have signed up, Welcome to the Pipeline Diabetes Walk Team!!

P.S. If you are a participant and have diabetes, you can sign up to be a Red Strider! A Red Strider is a walk participant who has type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes. All Red Striders will receive an online badge on their personal webpage and a FREE recognition gift on walk day. As a Red Strider you are a VIP because YOU are the reason we walk. You will also be given your own personalized webpage to tell your story and raise funds for the walk.

My last blog- Luna

Today is our last blog for now. I am very thankful to have met you all(: I am also proud of myself and my peers that we accomplished these past two weeks together. I will miss each and every one of you, you guys were all  unique in your own ways. I learned a lot about the health sciences and different cultural dances. I enjoyed my time here and i can’t wait to come back next year. At least most of us live in California so keep in touch so we can have a little reunion. bye you guys <3

Health Career Choices

Yesterday, the cadaver lab at Western confirmed my interests in the medical field. For a second I was questioning if nursing was where I belonged but now I know it’s not. I think I want to be a doctor. One of the med students pointed out my interest in the movement and muscles of the amputated leg  and suggested physical therapy. I liked that idea, I can add it to the many other things I hope to study. Maybe it isn’t the end of the world if I have to specialize in something. Maybe it is possible the I can do more than one thing. And maybe one day I won’t be so afraid of choosing one thing, maybe when I start studying medicine I’ll find my place.