Science and engineering can be intimidating. If you are not one of those people to whom STEM comes easy, the first instinct is to push it aside and never return. As we have talked about before, the trick is to make it interesting!
Our friends at the Orlando Science Center are combining STEM with the Young Entrepreneurs Academy to create a year-long program that allows middle and high schoolers to launch their own business. While the program has existed for several years, this year's program will really focus on STEM. As Heather Norton, OSC's vice-president of education points out around middle school is where students need to start taking certain classes and where they are also losing interest in STEM fields. By taking an entrepreneurship program and using a STEM overlay, the OSC hopes that they can catch those who might otherwise fall through the cracks and encourage them to continue their learning.
The Young Entrepreneurship Academy runs from November 2, 2015 to May 4, 2016. The application deadline has now been extended to October 12th! Interested students can contact Heather Norton at firstname.lastname@example.org.