Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Stem @ Work 101 (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Stem @ Work 101 (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Stem @ Work is a partnership between The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, the School District of Lee County, and local businesses.  The purpose of this program is to provide students the opportunity to learn more about STEM in the "real world" by visiting a variety of STEM related companies.  Our goal is to expose students to the STEM opportunities in our community.

Business participation in STEM @ Work can happen in a variety of ways:

Host a STEM @ Work event for one school (20 students) at your business.  This would include some type of hands-on activity or demonstration to actively engage the students while they learn about your company.
Adopt a school and go to STEM @ Work activities with the school.
Provide lunch for a STEM @ Work event.
Come into a STEM @ Work school and do an activity with the students related to your business.
Provide internship opportunities to STEM teachers and/or students.
Provide Shadowing opportunities in the work place.
Provide financial support through the Foundation for STEM related activities.

The kick-off for this year's event will be held on December 5, 2012 at the Lee County Public Education Center (see above flyer).  Please attend this event to find out more about STEM @ Work and then decide if your company would like to participate in this amazing program.

Past participants include:  Shaw Development, Algenol, SWFL International Airport, Manhattan Construction, FGCU, City of Ft. Myers, Covanta Energy, Marine Concepts, Lee Memorial Health Systems, EnSite, Lee County Government, B&I Contractors, HSA Engineers and Scientists and more!

For more information, contact:
Beverly Burke
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools


Sue Roshon
School District of Lee County

Source: The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools
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