A discovery-based, three-day workshop at Arizona State University (ASU) for junior high school students aims to get young adults interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields by exposing them to technologies such as graphing calculators, ultrasonic range finders, and data collection probes. The workshop, which enables the students to explore STEM concepts through inquiry and discovery, is an extension of ASU's Leaning through Engineering Design and Practice: STEM Education for an Equitable Future program.
The National Science Foundation-funded research and community collaborative is an effort to introduce underrepresented youth to STEM subjects and career opportunities. It also operates year-round as an after-school program.
Junior high school students Wesley Burnham, 14,left, and Khoi Nguyen, 14, right, learned how to program a graphing calculator at ASU's discovery-based internship program supported by NSFfunding. Credit: Suzanne Starr / Arizona State University
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