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Schools, Streetsboro Educational Foundation partner to offer Summer STEM Academy

Published: April 24, 2014 11:45 AM

Streetsboro Educational Foundation in conjunction with Streetsboro City schools are offering a Summer STEM Academy.

Streetsboro Middle School students will have the chance to build their own Lego Sumo Bot, create a toy car design, and learn AutoDesk Inventor at a unique summer camp that exposes youth to careers in science, technology, engineering and math. 

The Summer STEM Academy is a one week, coed day camp that provides fun and challenging projects using curriculum developed by Project Lead The Way, a non-profit organization that provides hands-on project and problem-based curriculums.

Taking place at Streetsboro High School the week of June 9-13, the Academy teachers include Rich Day from Streetsboro Middle School and Tom Fesemyer from Streetsboro High School.

The Summer STEM Academy is a joint program of Streetsboro City Schools, the Streetsboro Educational Foundation and Project Lead The Way. The need for STEM related courses is projected to intensify because fewer young people are pursuing engineering-related careers during an era when more engineers are retiring. Employers regularly emphasize the need for a more skilled workforce as the number of engineering graduates across the nation decreases.

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The camp engages young people in leading-edge technologies, such as robotics and aeronautics during the summer, and links them directly to the Project Lead The Way’s Gateway To Technology program in the middle school, giving students a glimpse of what a career in these industries would be like while they brainstorm ideas, solve problems, build robots and design race cars.

Registration is currently open for incoming sixth- and seventh-grade students. The academy is limited to 24 students on first come, first serve basis. 


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