STEM Scholars Project
SSP is an academic enrichment and career exploration program offered to Mesa Public School students who have completed 8th grade and are interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. During the four-week period, students participate in a series of educational activities and field trips related to STEM.
The program participants meet during the summer at Wilkes University in downtown Mesa. They have presentations and hands-on activities in force and motion using K’Nex kits, computer programming, environmental engineering, and preparing for college. The students also visit various sites to observe STEM education and careers at work. Among the places they visit are: Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Basic Medical Sciences, Mesa Counts on College, Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University Polytechnic campus, Mesa EDTV, Salt River Project, and Empire CAT. The program helps students of lower economic status or from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds learn from professionals within various STEM fields.
SSP is made possible by the East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce with the support of various community partners including Mesa Public Schools, Wilkes University, Mesa Counts on College, and Mesa Community College.
If you are interested in learning more about the East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce STEM Scholars Project or wish to make a contribution to support the project, please contact Patricia Rodríguez, Director of Programs, at 602-402-6642 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more photos from this year’s program, please visit Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EastValleyHispanicChamberOfCommerce) and search for the hashtag #2015STEMScholars.
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