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Virtual Field Trip Videos
Healthcare and Technology

Welcome to the VIDEO LIBRARY for WWFC Corporate Experiences virtual field trips!

  • Educational field trips to teach students about entry level roles in STEM careers that are accessible after high school.
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of STEM companies that are making a difference in the local community
  • Chance to “meet” a panel of relatable employees in a variety of entry level roles who share their backgrounds and career stories.

We hope these resources provide high school students with job ideas and inspiration!

SEQUOIA HOSPITAL PHYSICAL THERAPY AND REHAB SERVICES

January 2024 – Virtual Field Trip with Sequoia High School, Santa Clara High School, and Menlo-Atherton High School

After a brief introduction (2 min.), students got a behind-the-scenes tour (4 min.) of the Physical Therapy and Rehab Services Department at Sequoia Hospital followed by Case Study #1 on a Stroke Victim (8 min.) – the patient assessment and treatment, and ways to support the patient’s critical activities of daily life. The students can pause here for a short interactive activity – “How to Tie Shoes with One Hand” (1.5 min.) Find Activity handout here.

Case Study #2 follows an ACL Tear patient (5.5 min.) through evaluation, treatment, and recovery.

Lastly, students heard career journeys and advice from the Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Sports Therapy, and Occupational Therapy team (~15 minutes total):
Physical Therapist/ Sports Medicine (2.5 min.)
Rehab Aide (5 min.)
Physical Therapy Aide (3.5 min.)
Physical Therapist/ Sports Medicine (5 min.)
Speech Therapist (4 min.)
Occupational Therapist (3 min.)
Physical Therapist (4.5 min.)

A Student Q&A session (20 min.) wrapped up the event and included advice for high school students who are interested in Rehab Services.

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NASA MACHINE SHOP AND FABRICATION SHOP

February 2022 – Virtual Field Trip with Kathleen MacDonald High School, Woodside High School, and Menlo-Atherton High School After a brief introduction (1.5 min.), students got a behind-the-scenes tour of the NASA Ames Machine Shop (15.5 min.) including CNC Lathes and Milling Machines, a look inside one of the largest wind tunnels in the world, and flight test preparation for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft. Students paused here for a short interactive activity – “How High Can You Jump” gravity activity handout here. An insider’s tour of the Fabrication Shop followed (15.5 min.), including the water jet room, the welding process, footage of ROAMX, a rotorcraft in development for Mars exploration, and footage of NASA’s upcoming mobile robotic mission on the moon, VIPER. Lastly, students heard career journeys and advice from a panel of NASA employees who started in entry level roles (~15 minutes total): A Student Q&A session (5 min.) wrapped up the event and included advice for high school students who are interested in machining at NASA as well as answering the question, “Are aliens real? (Be honest)” QR Code for Survey of NASA Field Trip

NURO AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

May 2022 – In-person Field Trip with Wilcox High School

After a brief introduction (1 min.), students heard an overview of Nuro’s company history and learned about autonomous technology (16.5 min.).  Then students got a behind-the-scenes tour of the Nuro Santa Clara Vehicle Garage (15 min.) including going under the hood of autonomous vehicles with the technicians.  Next, students heard about De Anza College’s free Autonomous and Electric Technician Pathway (4 min.), a new option for high school students – followed by a talk on the Evolution of Auto Technology from a De Anza instructor (10 min.).

Lastly, students heard career journeys and advice from a panel of Nuro employees, most of whom started their careers in entry level roles:

A brief Student Q&A session (5 min.) wrapped up the event and featured job search tips and advice for high school students.

Quick Student Survey of Nuro Field Trip

SEQUOIA HOSPITAL IT SERVICES

May 2022 – Virtual Field Trip with Carlmont High School and Santa Clara High School

After a brief introduction (2 min.), students got a behind the scenes tour of the IT infrastructure at Sequoia Hospital (11.5 min.) – a rare glimpse of the “path of the data packet” from a patient room through the MDF (main distribution frame) and out into the world. Next, students heard stories and advice from the panel of IT experts who started their careers in entry level roles:

• Field Engineer (formerly End User Support Technician or IT Help Desk Technician) (6.5 min.)
• Systems Engineer II (formerly IT Help Desk Technician) (5.5 min)
• Clinical Informaticist (formerly IT Support Specialist and Registered Nurse) (3.5 min)

Two case studies followed featuring real world emergency situations that the “super hero” IT team had to tackle including a Hospital System-wide Outage Case Study (2.5 min.) and a critical need for Covid Patient-Family Communication System Case Study (4.5 min.).

Lastly, Students could write down their own answers for a 2 question interactive quiz (6.5 min.) to see if they are ready to jump into IT.

A Student Q&A session (29 min.) wraps up the event and features “on the job” experiences and IT department overlap with programming skills.

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ATOMIC PRODUCTIONS

March 2022 – Virtual Field Trip with Wilcox High School, Andrew Hill High School, and Sequoia High School

After a brief introduction (1.5 min.), students were led on a behind the scenes tour of the Atomic Video Productions headquarters (7 min.) featuring a sneak peek into client meetings, the equipment room, the editing suites, and the green room. Next, Danny Angotti, company founder, shared his personal journey and the history of Atomic Productions (5.5 min.) including their introduction of innovative digital effects  in the 1990’s which led to huge growth in the demand for their services.  Two educational case studies followed focusing on advertisement production, concept development, digital effects, and working with agencies: Klay Thompson Case Study (6 min.) and Bud Light Case Study (6.5 min.).

Next, the students heard career journeys and advice from Atomic Productions employees:

Student Q&A session (45.5 min.)

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PATHWAYS HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE

November 2021 – Virtual Field Trip with Sequoia High School Health Careers Academy

Students learned about Pathways Home Health and Hospice services (3.5 min.) and got a tour of the home office with Andy Robinson, Director of Operations. They got to see examples of close-up medical training (7.5 min.) including giving a venipunture (blood draw) and taking blood pressure with Pathways Educator and RN, Daniela Mak. Andy Robinson gave a talk on a long-term care scenario, “Diagnosis through Death” featuring Congestive Heart Failure. (20 min.). Next, the students heard about career journeys from Home Health and Hospice professionals:

Student Question and Answer session (18 min.)
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SONRISAS DENTAL HEALTH

October 2021 – Virtual Field Trip with Andrew Hill High School and East Palo Alto Academy

Students met Dr. Bonnie Jue from Sonrisas Dental Health and learned surprising ways that Oral Health impacts Overall Health – including heart disease and diabetes. Dr. Jue delivered a fast-paced overview of Oral Health issues, treatments, and preventions (21 min.).  Next, students heard career stories and advice from a panel of dental professionals:

A Q&A session (21 min.) followed featuring student questions.

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GENENTECH

May 2021 – Virtual Field Trip with Santa Clara High School and East Palo Alto Academy

Students were introduced to Genentech and the world of biotechnology by the Chief People and Culture Officer, Cynthia Burks (9 min.). They then watched a brief entertaining video, “What actually happens in Drug Development?” (16 min.), heard about the Genentech drug development process (7 min.), and got to see a drone tour of Genentech campus (4 min.).  Lastly, several Genentech employees shared their stories and career journeys:

RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICES

April 2021 – Virtual Field Trip with Andrew Hill High School

Students attended a tour of a blood drive (4 min.) in honor of a 7-year-old cancer patient and got to see how blood collection works during Covid. They then heard a very entertaining educational talk about blood, blood types, and blood uses (19 min.).  Next, students heard about careers from several blood services professionals:

A Q&A session (31.5 min.) wrapped up the event.

PROTRANSPORT-1 AMBULANCE

March 2021 – Virtual Field Trip with Andrew Hill High School

Students got to hear an introduction to ProTransport-1 Ambulance and learn about emergency medical services (17 min.) ranging from NICU transport to professional sports event athlete support. They did a “ride-along” on a Static Rig Ambulance (7 min.) with the Critical Care Transport Team. They learned about Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack and CPR (12 min.) and heard stories and advice from ProTransport-1 employees:

A Q&A session (36.5 min.) addressed student questions and “on the job” EMS Stories.

SEQUOIA HOSPITAL

February 2021 – Virtual Field Trip with Sequoia High School and the Health Careers Academy

Students attended a virtual “behind the scenes” tour of the Sequoia Hospital Catheterization Lab and learned about heart procedures (14.5 min.) with electrophysiologist, Dr. Greg Engel.  The students heard from a panel of employees in entry level healthcare roles about their career journeys:

Q&A session (40 min.) with Dr. Gregory Engel and panelists

SEQUOIA HOSPITAL

November 2020 – Virtual Field Trip with East Palo Alto Academy and Wilcox High School

Students enjoyed an inside look at the Sequoia Hospital Cath Lab where heart related procedures take place.  They took a virtual tour of the Sequoia Hospital Cath Lab and learned about heart conditions (14.5 min.).   Stories and advice came next from a panel of entry level healthcare employees:

Q&A Session (40 min.) with Dr. Gregory Engel and panelists

Additional STEM Career Planning Resources

*Note: Initial guides focus on healthcare 

Teachers or Counselors: If you are interested in showing a custom version of this presentation to your school, feel free to contact us.