Local students get lessons in STEM during CCC summer camp
CLARKSDALE – STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math – have grown in popularity in many schools across the country, and Coahoma Community College Division of Career and Technical Education (CTE) has been busy keeping local students in the loop.

 

Local students get lessons in STEM during CCC summer camp

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Tue Jun 20, 2017

CLARKSDALE – STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math – have grown in popularity in many schools across the country, and Coahoma Community College Division of Career and Technical Education (CTE) has been busy keeping local students in the loop.

CCC’s CTE hosted its second annual STEM Summer Camp this week, giving 30 campers, ages eight to 11, a unique opportunity to keep their young brains stimulated over summer break.

Designed to spark an interest and understanding of the STEM fields in elementary and middle school students, the camp, hosted June 19-21 on CCC’s main campus, included three-days of fun and engaging activities designed to promote  STEM disciplines.

According to CCC Computer Servicing Technology Instructor Dr. Tony Newson, one of the camp’s coordinators, students where showed how STEM affects everything around us.

“STEM plays a critical role in every job, every home and every aspect of advanced learning,” Newson said.

“The integration of STEM disciplines is critical for all students, not just those who are naturally proficient in math and science. Our goal was to offer students personalized and individualized learning relevant to their interests and experiences.”

Ultimately, organizers said they hope the camp has played an influential role in building a pipeline of future professionals that are eager to serve in STEM related fields.

 “We believe that the camp was a fun and engaging scholastic experience for all participants,” said CCC Office Systems & Accounting Technology Instructor and Camp Coordinator Kimberly Hollins.

“Our hope is that by exposing the students to what STEM is all about and giving them supplementary skills and confidence in math and science, they will be encouraged to pursue higher education in STEM fields.”

CCC’s CTE STEM Summer Camp was made possible through a generous donation from the Nissan Plant of Canton, MS.