Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516
Event Date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Event Contact: Dr. Lamata Mitchell, 815-921-3334
On Friday, April 11, 2014, Rock Valley College, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Pi Gamma Omega Chapter, and the Rockford Public Schools are sponsoring an Emerging Young Leaders STEM Summit on the RVC main campus (3301 North Mulford Road).
The summit will promote educational activities and workshops in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math for seventh and eighth grade students. The purpose of the event is to introduce middle school students to the possibilities that studying in the STEM field can provide.
Some of the scheduled activities for the day include a panel discussion with STEM business and community leaders who will speak about their career and what steps they have taken to accomplish their goals, interactive workshops and demonstrations in the Jacobs Center for Science and Math, and the opportunity to meet and ask questions of an astronaut from UTC Aerospace Systems.
The Discovery Center, UTC Aerospace Systems, and the Rockford Public library will also be exhibitors during the event.
For more information please contact Dr. Lamata Mitchell, Dean of Communication at Rock Valley College, at (815) 921-3334.