JSU Hosts First STEAM Camp
Beginning in middle school, there is a significant drop-off of student interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) topics, particularly from girls. In a collaborative effort to combat this drop in interest, this summer, Jacksonville State University and the Anniston Community Education Foundation teamed up to host a pilot camp program, which sought to expose students to careers in those fields that they otherwise might not be aware of.
The camp focused on coding and basic game design. Objectives of the camp were to introduce middle school girls to STEAM courses of study, increase interest in STEAM careers and aptitude in coding/game design.
For more information on how you can pursue a career in any of the STEAM fields, please visit www.jsu.edu.
Photo: STEAM camp leaders and participants (Allison Newton courtesy).