A unique RealCare® Baby career exploration opportunity

Although most of our RealCare® Baby customers are Family & Consumer Sciences (FACS) and Health educators, we recently had an opportunity to help two seventh-grade students from New York explore potential career paths. Earlier this year, we were contacted by Newark Valley Middle School FACS teacher Jessica Williams with a unique enquiry regarding two of her students. Emma and Kayla are both bright young seventh-graders who have already identified potential career paths – obstetrics and engineering –and although they had enjoyed their experience with the RealCare Baby utilized in Williams’ program, both felt that Baby could be improved.

Ready to foster ambition at any opportunity, Williams made it a project for the girls to improve Baby while learning more about the two careers they had expressed interest in. These two students took the project so seriously that Williams reached out to Realityworks to see if a team member could listen to their ideas. Realityworks President & CEO Timm Boettcher and Realityworks R&D Manager Jeremiah Bauer met with the two students and Williams via Skype, and were very impressed with their passionate, well-thought-out and well-presented ideas.

Their ideas were so impressive, in fact, that Williams was not only given a new and improved RealCare Baby 3 (the latest generation Baby) but the girls were presented with plaques declaring them “Honorary Realityworks Engineers.”

“We are so proud of the girls and so grateful to your company for listening and engaging with them,” Williams stated in a recent email to Realityworks, in which she shared one of the girl’s plans to apply to a local pre-med summer camp. “Isn’t it amazing how a few moments have the potential to change/direct/guide a young person’s life?”

The entire Realityworks team is impressed not only with Williams’ desire to help her students in any way she can, but with the initiative these two young people took to learn. Check out these photos chronicling the girls’ journey and recent middle school awards night, at which they were presented with their plaques and recognized by the entire school for their hard work.

The girls Skyped with Realityowrks' company president and research manager to share their ideas.
The girls Skyped with Realityworks’ company president and R&D manager to share their ideas.
Seventh-graders Emma & Kayla took the challenge of improving their classroom's infant simulator seriously.
Seventh-graders Emma & Kayla took the challenge of improving their classroom’s infant simulator seriously.
Career exploration activities included tasks related to obstetrics and engineering.
Career exploration activities included tasks related to obstetrics and engineering.
Career exploration activities included tasks related to obstetrics and engineering.
Career exploration activities included tasks related to obstetrics and engineering.
Following the donation of a RealCare® Baby 3 infant simulator, the girls tested its new features.
Following the donation of a RealCare® Baby 3 infant simulator, the girls tested its new features.
Both girls were presented with two plaques declaring them "Honorary Realityworks Engineers" at their middle school awards night.
Both girls were presented with two plaques declaring them “Honorary Realityworks Engineers” at their middle school awards night.

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