Students Get Scholarships to Summer STEM Camps
- By Dian Schaffhauser
companies are working together to help students in Washington, D.C.
attend virtual technology camps. iD
which runs STEM camps all over the country for young people, is
getting support from Salesforce
to launch "Coding
which will enable 150 low-income students in the district to
participate in the camps. They'll take courses through Trailhead,
Salesforce's online learning platform, on Java, C++, 3D game design,
YouTube animation, Python and machine learning.
goal, according to the two companies, is to expose underrepresented
minorities to the world of STEM as a field of professional pursuit.
The scholarship students will receive laptops and home internet
access. The initiative will also get help from other organizations,
including the Black
National Society of Black Engineers, Jr. chapter
University Middle School of Mathematics and Science.
students should have access to a quality STEM education," said
Pete Ingram-Cauchi, CEO of iD Tech, in a statement. "With the
support of Salesforce, we are confident we can help give students the
resources to explore a career in STEM, and help grow the talent
pipeline for the industry."
we build the economy of the future, it is imperative we include the
students of today," added Leah McGowen-Hare, the vice president
in charge of the Trailblazer community and evangelism. "Salesforce
is committed to partnering with organizations like iD Tech to empower
students of all backgrounds to embark on meaningful careers in STEM."
iD Tech Virtual Tech Camps program will take place July 27-August 14,
2020. Students in grades 5-12 are encouraged to apply here
before Jun. 30, 2020.
Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.