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Students become a rapid response trauma team aboard a Mercy ship traveling up the Amazon. The emergency specialists in your classroom will use a state-of-the–art, high-tech medical interface to triage a wide range of patient ailments. The goal during this scenario is to accurately diagnose patients, order needed tests, interpret test results and assign appropriate treatment as well as assign suitable NIH clinical trials to as many patients as possible during a shift. This intense simulation provides an engaged and immersive learning environment that challenges your students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills. Your students will work collaboratively with a Chief Medical Officer at the Challenger Learning Center in hopes of saving the lives of the native population and Medical Research personnel in the rainforests of Brazil.

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About This Program


By Request: $400.00
By Request Premium: $400.00

A FREE Teacher Training session for teachers/staff/administrators is included in the price of this program. Training sessions are scheduled by calling Laura Ondeck at 304-243-2029 or scheduling on-line at The training session is scheduled at your convenience; you name the date/time desired.CILC members automatically receive a discount price from $550 to $400/ mission.


90 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

30; other options are available for larger groups - contact us directly to discuss

Primary Disciplines

International, Social Studies/History, Health/Physical Education, Career Education, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Sciences, Special Education, Technology/Information Science, Reading, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented, Special Needs

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Google Hang Out

Booking Information

Student missions and FREE Teacher Training sessions are scheduled at your convenience; you select the date/time and submit on-line. Please visit using the on-line reservation forms.

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

There will be no charge for cancellations due to weather or extreme circumstances. We will charge the full price of a mission if it is canceled less than 48 hours prior to the event; but we will work to reschedule the mission so that no loss is realized by the school/district.

About This Provider

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Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling University (West Virginia)

Wheeling, WV
United States

In addition to offering award winning, state-of-the-art programs in a $500,000 space simulator, the Challenger Learning Center, thanks to technology, brings its innovative programs to distant classrooms around the world through its electronic distance-learning programs, known as e-Missions. The CLC flies more than 800 e-Missions for schools, many located in traditionally underserved districts, each year. We provide FREE Teacher Training sessions via video conference for any of our distance learning programs.

The Challenger Learning Center® also offers adult and student learners the chance to climb aboard a space station and complete a mission in the role of astronauts, scientists, and engineers with its Corporate Missions. A successful mission requires critical thinking, leadership, cooperation, and problem solving.

Laura Ondeck

Program Details


The CyberSurgeons simulation provides an authentic way for high school and college students to apply science knowledge and skills.

To complete the mission, students become part of the fictional CyberSurgeons remote trauma unit on a mercy ship. The simulated ship is equipped with a high-tech hospital and medical research capabilities, state-of-the-art high-end communications systems, and dedicated satellites to relay information.

During the live event the Chief Medical Officer at the Challenger Learning Center monitors their progress as they evaluate, treat and discarge patients. Additionally, students conduct research to find an appropriate NIH clinical trial for these patients.


Students use their knowledge of body systems to help diagnose and treat a series of patients in the waiting room. They use a high-tech interface that has been created to analyze test results and provide proper medical care for each patient in a timely manner. The students also manage or triage critical cases as they work their case load.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

The mission curriculum is based on national and state science standards related to human body systems and the disease process. See for a complete list of standards/objectives.

State Standards

The mission curriculum is based on national and state science standards related to human body systems and the disease process. See for a complete list of standards/objectives.