Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Career Path Project (SCPP) partnered with the Ada Jenkins Center to have a free event, the “STEM Experience,” at the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. The event included food, two $500 scholarships funded by EEI, Inc., and hand-on activities for students to engage with robots, build wind turbines and launch rockets. More than 30 students attended the event, and two of them, Lincoln County residents, received scholarships. William Dedmon and Maverick Holmes, both students at Rock Springs Elementary School in Denver, submitted essays that won. The STEM Career Path Project’s mission is to increase the number of qualified STEM workers by providing career education and development to youth and young adults. Events like the “STEM Experience” gives the SCPP an opportunity to reach out to the community and show youth that STEM education is fun and worth pursuing as a career. The SCPP will host another free STEM event in Denver in the fall. Additional scholarships will be handed out. For more information, visit stemcareerpathproject.com.
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