Working parents, businesses, and even first lady Michelle Obama celebrated the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day last Thursday. On the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus, more than 120 children showed up for work with their parents, practicing on the high-tech patient simulators at the School of Nursing and Health Studies (top), producing their own film at the School of Communication (below), and participating in many other planned activities.
At the College of Engineering, children built model airplanes and competed in an edible car contest. They examined plant life at UM’s Gifford Arboretum, constructed a model home at the School of Architecture, and learned about the carefully choreographed fight sequences of Hollywood at the Ring Theatre. UM President Donna E. Shalala and head football coach Al Golden spoke to the children during lunch, and student-athletes, cheerleaders, and Sebastian the Ibis interacted with the kids during a Hurricane Sports Experience.