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GHC to host EXPLORE STEM ACADEMY for rising ninth graders in Cartersville


Georgia Highlands College, in collaboration with Bartow County Schools, will be hosting a STEM summer camp for rising ninth grade students in the local school system from June 20 to June 24.

The camp will be held on the GHC Cartersville campus and the Bartow County College and Career Academy. Students come from South Central, Woodland and Cass middle schools.

Students learn about robotics, infectious diseases, environmental issues, as well as participate in activities that highlight the many STEM careers available in our community.

The students spend the first two days at Bartow County College and Career Academy and the last three days on the GHC Cartersville campus.

The students take at least one field trip each day. The companies they visit can include Gerdau, Voelstalpine, Georgia Power, Phoenix Air, Tellus Science Museum and the Paris Lake Wetlands Experience.

“Georgia Highlands College, along with our education, civic and corporate partners is committed to providing students in our community with the opportunity to discover  STEM careers through programs like this one,” said Greg Ford, GHC dean of Natural Science and Physical Education. “Getting student immersed in a STEM environment early can increase student interest in STEM and send them on a path to become a part of a well-trained 21st century work force.”

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