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Foothill hosts STEM Summer Camps for local high-school upperclassmen

Foothill College debuts its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Summer Camps in June and July for incoming high school juniors and seniors.

The camps focus on serving female and other underrepresented students, demographic groups whose increased participation is important to expanding the STEM workforce.

Four camps, each concentrating on a different concept, are scheduled, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

• Energy & Power, June 24 through July 3

• Robotics, July 8-18

• Math Challenge, July 8-18

• Water, July 22 through Aug. 1

Foothill’s STEM Summer Camps are among the projects sponsored by the Foothill College Science Learning Institute (SLI), an instructional model that draws on educational research and best practices to support teaching and learning of STEM-related content. SLI’s key goals are to increase the university transfer rates of community college students studying STEM subjects and to deliver better-educated students into the Silicon Valley workforce. Community and business donations have enabled Foothill to offer the new camps.

The deadline to apply is June 1. Space is limited and the camps will fill quickly. There is no fee, and lunch is provided.

To download the STEM Summer Camps application, visit www.foothill.edu/psme/Foothill_STEM_Camp.pdf.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.foothill.edu/news/newsfmt.php.

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