WCC students won the Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologist’s academic bee for the fifth straight year.

WCC students won the Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologist’s academic bee for the fifth straight year.

 

Radiology students win state-wide competition … again

For the fifth year in a row, a Washtenaw Community College radiology student took home the top prize in a statewide academic bee competition.

Jason Whitmer took first place and Brent Long finished second after numerous rounds and more than 200 questions. Like a spelling bee, one mistake and you’re out.

Seven second-year WCC students competed in this year’s 61st annual Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologist (MSRT) event, which was held in Bay City.

Seventy-five students from six different Michigan programs competed. Each student is asked a question and has 20 seconds to give an answer. If the answer is correct, the student continues in the competition.

Categories for this year’s competition included imaging physics, radiographic positioning, radiation biology and protection, patient care and imaging exposure.

“I’m very proud of our second-year radiography students,” said William Nelson, WCC radiography faculty instructor. “The students who participated in the student bee took time out of their busy schedules to meet during the spring/summer semester to practice for this event. Our students work very hard in the clinical and academic setting. This achievement is just another indication of their dedication to their chosen profession.”