UW-Green Bay students and faculty take journey to Germany and inside the human body

plastinariumUW-Green Bay Associate Dean Amanda Nelson and Associate Prof. Uwe Pott (Human Biology) guided a team of 18 students in the pre-health professions to Poland and Germany with a four-day workshop at the famous Plastinarium in Guben, Germany. The Plastinarium is the home of the “Body Worlds” exhibits — a scientific method of preserving tissue and vital organs for anatomical display.

“For those interested in human anatomy, the place to be is Guben, Germany,” said UW-Green Bay student Lyddia Calmes. “This hands-on workshop was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that truly provided us with knowledge to last a lifetime. The amazing staff walked us through every step of the Plastination process and left no question unanswered. I would fully recommend this experience to anyone considering a career in healthcare. Personally, this unique trip will be a wonderful interview talking point when trying to differentiate myself from other applicants while applying to Pharmacy school next year. Overall, I am extremely grateful for this opportunity of study within my field while also being able to experience new sights and cultures. Thank you to those who helped make this trip happen!”

The group stayed overnight in Krakow and Gubin, Poland and Berlin, Germany. They also toured Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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– Photos submitted by Amanda Nelson, Human Biology