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SUMMER PROGRAM OFFERS ENGAGING STEMM OPPORTUNITIES

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For the fourth summer, Fox Chapel Area High School will host the Western Pennsylvania Summer STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) Academy. This three-week program is designed for students who will be high school

sophomores, juniors, and seniors during the 2015-2016 school year and is open to students from the entire greater Pittsburgh area who have an interest in STEMM careers or a desire to learn more about them.

According to teacher and Academy Director Lisa Giguere, “The calendar of events is building quickly and will be packed with renowned keynote speakers, engaging hands-on learning activities, and field experiences that will help students to reach new

heights in the exploration of their anticipated career paths of interest.”

The academy's successful 2012 launch has resulted in partnerships with many of the area's top corporations and leaders. Participating students from various school districts interact with doctors, professors, and business professionals in the STEMM

fields through guest speakers, panel discussions, and field experiences at universities, research labs, and STEMM-related businesses.

The Western Pennsylvania Summer STEMM Academy will run for three weeks, Mondays through Thursdays, June 15-July 2, 2015, at Fox Chapel Area High School. Enrollment is currently open and the total cost is $400.

Additionally, as an added option, the STEMM Sampler program will be offered again this year and is open to students who will be entering ninth-12th grades. This three-part series features lectures and hands-on activities from some of the areas top

experts in STEMM. Students can elect to participate in one or all of the scheduled sessions. The dates are Tuesdays, June 16, 23, and 30 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The STEMM Sampler program is $30 a day, or $85 for all three days.

For more information and to download an application, please visit http://stemm.fcasd.edu; call 412/967-2479, extension 1; or email Lisa_Giguere@fcasd.edu.

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