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Heidi Smith, left, of the Family Eye Center, demonstrates how an optical path scanner is used with STEM-A Program student Cael Carlson as a patient. Tribune photos by Ron Adams

Middle School summer science program shows youth career possibilities

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WILLMAR -- The students crowded around the window for a better view as Dr. Jeffrey Fischer prepared a patient's eye for laser surgery.

The students in the Willmar Middle School STEM-A Program were eager to watch the surgery on a video monitor mounted on the wall behind Fischer. They were full of questions and comments for their tour guide, optometric assistant Heidi Smith.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

Follow me on Twitter: @lindavanderwerf

(320) 214-4340
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