STEM College for Kids is scheduled for June 20-23 at Mayville State University. College for Kids will be in session from 9 a.m. to 12 noon each day. Students entering kindergarten through grade 3 may attend.
For more information or to register, contact Donalee Strand at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-788-4718. Please leave a message if there is no answer.
There is growing concern across North Dakota and the nation about the low number of students, teachers, and professionals prepared in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Somewhere between the fourth grade and high school, students are falling behind in mathematics and science ability. By the time most students reach their final two years of high school, fewer than 15% have enough mathematics and science knowledge to pursue science and technology degrees in college (U.S. Department of Education). Not only are the students underprepared, they are also losing interest. Additional studies show that females and students from lower socioeconomic levels are less likely to enroll in STEM-related courses. Mayville State University is helping to address the need to elevate STEM awareness in K-12 students and educators through its grant-funded STEM initiatives.