Garden City Community College announced on June 23, their purchase of two high-tech Anatomage Tables, which provide interactive three-dimensional, high-resolution mapping of both human bodies and select animal cadavers.
Through a Kansas Department of Commerce tax credit grant, GCCC secured over $186,000 from donors to acquire the Anatomage Tables as well as other complimentary equipment and learning resources.
Anatomage Tables provide students with a hands-on learning environment that allows students to digitally dissect and rotate incredibly complex anatomical structures.
They are stated to be generally more precise than traditional cadaver labs.
The tables will be utilized in Anatomy and Physiology courses by GCCC students as well as area high school science departments.
The portable equipment will be loaned to local high schools on a rotating basis to share the educational technology with high school students interested in the STEM fields, which enhances the teaching process and learning outcomes.
“We are very grateful to the donors and supporters who made this possible,” said Dr. Ryan Ruda, GCCC President. “These new Anatomage Tables will provide enhanced science education with state-of-the-art tools to students in our region.
“These tables align with our college values of Bold Innovation, Empowered Creativity, and a Student-Centered Focus while helping to advance the teaching and learning process and our college mission.”
To learn more about the Anatomage Tables, visit https://www.anatomage.com/table/.