There are only four days left until STEM X! This is an exciting opportunity for young men and women to spend a week with STEM experts, not only learning about different fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, but also getting into the field and experiencing it for themselves!
Four programs are being offered this year including Architectonics, Digital Design, The Physics of Power, and What’s the Matter. Each program will explore different areas of STEM and be led by experts in related STEM fields. Each program will also go offsite one or more times to visit places like Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, High Point University’s Game Design Department, N.C. State University, N.C. A&T State University’s Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, and a few others to see STEM in action.
During the evenings, participants will get exposed to interesting STEM-related activities and careers like drones, implantable medical devices, super absorbents, medical photography, 3-D scanning and printing, and metallurgy as it relates to blacksmithing. On Wednesday evening, the participants will attend several sessions with college professors, admissions representatives, and college students to learn about STEM educational opportunities beyond high school. Schools that will be represented include High Point University, Alamance Community College, Rockingham Community College, UNC-Greensboro, Guilford Technical Community College, and N.C. State University.
STEM X is the first program of its kind so while these participants spend an incredible week discovering STEM on an awesome level, the camp will host a visitor from the Boy Scouts of America’s national office in Texas. The Director of Photography for Boy’s Life and Scouting magazines will spend the week at STEM X capturing all of the excitement for an upcoming feature article!
For more details about STEM X, visit www.bsastemx.org. Information about STEM X in 2017 will be posted in upcoming weeks so stay tuned!