HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With motor vehicle crashes being the #1 health concern for teenagers throughout the nation, Connecticut Children's Injury Prevention Center is announcing a brand new educational opportunity that will raise awareness and award 20 Connecticut students with $500, made possible by a grant from The Allstate Foundation.
The road-safety oriented Capstone Project will provide high school seniors across Connecticut the opportunity to share knowledge and ideas on teen driver safety while familiarizing them with the capstone experience. Participants are encouraged to complete the project and submit a final research/reflection paper assignment to the Injury Prevention Center by May 20, 2016.
"This is a great opportunity for high school students to take a leadership role in their school and in their community on driving safety," said Kevin Borrup, Associate Director of the Injury Prevention Center.
Papers based on completed projects will be judged on a 16-point scale and awards will be given to the 20 highest scoring writers in June of 2016. The Injury Prevention Center will be available to students looking to consult with content experts. A student may submit only one paper, however, there is no limit to the number of paper submissions from any participating school.
To learn more about the project or to access guidelines, rubrics and templates, please visit www.ctcapstone.org.
About Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Connecticut Children's Medical Center is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for-profit children's hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Named among the best in the nation for its pediatric specialties in the annual U.S. News & World Report "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings, Connecticut Children's is the only free-standing children's hospital in Connecticut that offers comprehensive, world-class health care to children. Our pediatric services are available at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford and at Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, with neonatal intensive care units at Hartford Hospital and the University of Connecticut Health Center, along with a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center, five specialty care centers and 11 other locations across the state. Connecticut Children's has a medical staff of nearly 1,100 practicing in more than 30 specialties.
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