Based roughly on the Amazing Race television show, about 90 interested health students and their guests (parents and family) raced around campus in March learning about the many programs the COH has to offer in the medical and health occupations.
Students found 28 challenge stations each with a unique task or challenge to complete before they could get a sticker and move on. Throughout the race, student clubs hosted “feeding stations” with food and refreshments, to develop interest in clubs. The young minds, the atmosphere of fun competition, and the great activities made it a night to remember.
Prizes included a 3-credit tuition waiver, a semester parking pass, an Amazon Echo, an Instapot, and many $25 gift cards. Some students were really competitive, completing 24 of the 28 stations, and others were asking questions and learning all they could.
There are already plans for next year’s Amazing Race Academic Insight Day, with the goal of making it even more successful and an event that will grow each year.