Parents whose students are interested in STEM can now enroll their 4th through 12th graders in one of SySTEMic Solutions‘ recently launched Summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Camps.
The Northern Virginia Community College-based group launched the camps four years ago beginning in Prince William County to engage with and inspire grade school-aged students to pursue STEM education so as to develop a sustainable STEM pipeline that bridges the supply-demand gap for STEM expertise the Northern Virginia area. The demand and participation in the camps has since their inception grown from an enrollment of 48 students in its first year to more than 250 4th through 10th grade students enrolled during the past year
The approximately 25 camps will fuel the STEM pipeline by engaging students in topics ranging from robotics to rocketry.
“We’re excited to partner with Fairfax County Public Schools to host 5 weeks of summer STEM camps. These camps have become very popular as parents seek ways to engage their children in activities which help kids understand technology and prepare them for careers of the future.” Charles Britt, STEM Education Coordinator – Fairfax County.
Prince William Region summer SySTEMic STEM camps run from June 30 until Aug. 8, while the Fairfax County and Loudoun County Summer STEM Camps extend from July 7 until August 1.
Need-based scholarships are available.
Those interested in applying to enroll their students are invited to contact Charles H. Britt, the Fairfax County STEM Education Coordinator, for an application at (703)-425-5917 or email him at email@example.com.