US (MI): After-school virtual science program includes hydroponics

Students from four schools in southeast Michigan will take part in the STEM program coordinated by students in the Eastern Michigan University College of Engineering and Technology. Eastern Michigan University’s Digital Divas and Digital Dudes program, the Mr. October Foundation, and GameAbove have partnered together to create an after-school virtual science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program for middle school students in southeastern Michigan. 

The program will allow students to learn about the STEM fields, classes, and careers through after school and hands-on experiments and projects. According to the university, topics covered by the program will include, "healthcare, physics, HVAC, construction, wind power, hydroponics,“ along with others.

The four year program has students involved twice a week, two hours each day, for their eighth grade year with annual summer camps leading up to their senior year of high school. Selected students will be able to participate in the summer camp at no cost for each of the four years they are in high school.

Read more about the project here.

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