National Grid-Sponsored Camp Opens Girls’ Eyes To STEM Professions
According to US2020, there will be 1.2 million job openings in the United States in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields by 2018, with a significant shortage of qualified applicants to fill them.
Right around that same time, the students currently participating in a STEM Camp offered through Niagara University’s College of Education will be choosing a college major.
“As educators, it has become increasingly important for us to enlighten young people on the opportunities that exist in today’s workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics,” noted Dr. Debra Colley, dean of the college. “The shift toward globalization and a knowledge-based economy makes these skills, especially technology, pervasive in virtually every aspect of daily life.”
Sponsored by National Grid, Niagara’s four-day camp focuses on increasing participants’ knowledge of STEM occupations, while also stressing personal development, etiquette, leadership, and even self-defense.