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STLCC Upward Bound Scholars Discover STEM with U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen

Opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are growing, and high school scholars in Upward Bound at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park are discovering new opportunities through the experiences of midshipmen in the U.S. Naval Academy.

On a weekend in mid-October, scholars in the Upward Bound program met four Navy midshipmen to learn how STEM impacts their military careers, as well as to understand how STEM can impact their future as college students.

The midshipmen demonstrated endless possibilities in the academy through STEM. With the help of hands-on work stations, students learned how to steer the power of certain voltages, program and use miniature robots, and more.

The U.S. Naval Academy “prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.”

Upward Bound is a federally funded educational program at St. Louis Community College. Since September 1999, the program has focused on preparing students in grades 9-12 for the rigors of college. Upward Bound sessions are held on Saturday mornings from October through April, and for six weeks during the summer.

For more information about Upward Bound at STLCC-Forest Park, call 314-951-9482.