The “Summer of STEM” is a new offering for youth in Grades 10-12. Ten (10) youth will be selected to participate in a two-week college/career readiness internship program.
Purpose: To increase awareness about career training, college options and workforce readiness in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) areas.
Goal: To increase the number of students who will consider STEM-related college majors. Low enrollment of college students in science majors is a major factor in the current shortage of scientists.
How will it work?
* Selected youth will attend Orientation to learn program details and do workforce training.
*During the two week period, youth will be assigned a STEM professional based on their interest area and will job shadow the Monday –Thursday.
*On Friday, youth will meet at the Baltimore County 4-H office to participate in lessons aimed at career exploration, college preparation (including college visits) and workforce readiness training.
Summer of STEM Timeline
Applications Available (print or online) March 28, 2018
Application Deadline May 1, 2018
Invitation to Interview May 15, 2018
Summer of STEM Interviews May 31, 2018
Decision Letters Mailed June 4, 2018
Summer of STEM Orientation w/Mentors June 18, 2018
Summer of STEM Program Begin July 30, 2018
Summer of STEM Program End August 10, 2018
Go to the link below to fill out the application and to find out more.