BEAVER, WV (WVNS) – The Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Camp began on Monday, July 12, 2021 at New River Community and Technical College.
The three-week summer camp is part of a year-long program that encourages young students, especially girls, to get out there and learn more about STEM. Students will gain hands-on experience in robotics, coding, and engineering over the course of three weeks.
The camp is open to students in grades six to eight. Dr Angela Strickland is the director. She said the camp encourages women to learn more about STEM fields and to diversify the industry.
“I think it’s a great time for students to learn these things in a low-stake way, so even though they’re still young and still malleable, we have the opportunity to show them all the fun things. that STEM knowledge provides us, ”Strickland said.
Cathryn Sampson is a sixth grade student at Park Middle School who attends the camp. She said she enjoyed working with robotics.
“A few years ago I went to another STEM robot camp and it was really fun, so I thought maybe this one would be fun too, and so far it’s the case, ”Sampson said.
Registration for the STEM camp is still open, more information can be found on the program’s website.