The Academy gave students the opportunity to work with ECC science and engineering faculty and staff on activities related to science, technology, engineering and math.
“We touched on a variety of topics each day,” noted Fatemeh Nichols, chair of ECC’s science and engineering division. “First we covered lab safety, college success and scientific methods. Then the students moved on to activities in physics, engineering, ecology, microbial biotechnology, programming and physiology. Engineering, physics and computer science were new topics to the STEM Academy this year.” The students selected an ECC instructor who will serve as their mentor as they work on a STEM related project during the upcoming school year.
Participating students included: Calista LeBrell - Hermann High School; Kallista Stubblefield - New Haven High School; Jacob Hawkins, Jacob Jungbluth, Dillon Shadrick, and Trey Wideman - St. Clair High School; Alex Hanneken, Owen Karl, Clarissa Krimmel, Cole Parsons, and Lucas Pyatt - Union High School; Jonathan Mitchell - Warrenton High School; and Rachel Bauche and Trent Althen - Washington High School.
ECC’s Science and Engineering Division plans to offer the Academy next year to a new group of students who will be entering their sophomore or junior year the fall of 2017.