Salem's Future Scientists Attend Rowan's STEAM Academy

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Seven Salem City High School students now have college experience and career plans after attending Rowan University STEAM Academy this summer.

Macenzie Johnson, Kevin Gbankor, Jack Liber, James Irvine, Michael Miller, William Oakes and De'Meja Burden all attended this innovative three-week program, which invites high-achieving high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to live on Rowan’s campus, go on field trips and get top-notch training from college faculty, all while receiving college credit.

STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. In recent years, there has been a growing movement to encourage more young people to pursue careers in these fields, both because they are highly rewarding, and highly sought-after. Many of the world’s leading companies can’t find enough qualified engineers and developers, even though these careers are extremely lucrative.

With that in mind, the STEAM Academy seeks to put students and their families on a forward-looking life trajectory in which they can imagine themselves as successful college students, and beyond that as future engineers, doctors, physicists, geologists, paleontologists, mathematicians, and much more. The students attend college-level courses, take field trips to Philadelphia and Washington, DC, develop a career action plan, and receive three college credits.

This program would normally cost up to $4,200 per student, but our foundation is proud to pay those fees for Salem City 9-12th grade students willing to attend. This is the third year we’ve been able to provide that support, and we look forward to continuing supporting this great program in the future.

To learn more about this program, visit www.rowan.edu/steam/.

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