JA Passport to STEM: A Virtual Event

Event Completed!


When: Thursday, May 06, 2021
Where: Virtual
Time: 8:30 AM EST
 
The JA Passport to STEM: A Virtual Experience will reach hundreds of 7th and 8th-grade boys and girls in the greater Southwest Michigan area. In a 2-hour online event, JA introduces these students to female mentors who work in STEM-related fields and shows them the exciting possibilities for their future. After a TED-style talk from inspirational STEM women, mentors use the JA It's My Future curriculum to encourage students to ask questions about their own futures and urge them to consider a career in STEM.

But why? Because we have a growing nationwide STEM gap:

- STEM-related jobs grew at 3 times the rate of non-related STEM jobs between 2000 and 2010.
- There has been a steep decline in the number of female graduates with computer science degrees over the past 3 decades.
- 2/3 of teens say they may be discouraged from pursuing a stem career simply because they don't know anyone else in these fields or they
don't understand what people in these fields do.
 

Need More Information?

For more information about this event, please contact  Laura Lutterbeck  
 

Sponsors

Series Title Sponsor

Logo for DTE

Presenting Sponsor

Logo for Verizon

Supporting Sponsor

Logo for TCF Bank

Industry Sponsor

Logo for Sunshine Toyota

Dream Sponsor

Logo for Fifth Third Bank
Logo for Mol-Son/Western Diversified Plastics
Logo for Priority Health
Logo for SalesPage
Logo for Schupan & Sons
Logo for TowerPinkster
Logo for Zoetis

STEM Sponsor

Logo for CTS Telecom
Logo for Eaton Cummins
Logo for First National Bank
Logo for Marshall Community Credit Union
Logo for Mercantile Bank
Logo for Old National Bank
Logo for Special-Lite
Logo for The Peterson Company
Logo for The Wiser Financial Group

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsorships for these events are critical for Junior Achievement to continue providing life-changing programs to students in our community. These programs are delivered at no cost to students. You can make a difference in the lives of these students by participating in this world-class event! Contact Laura Lutterbeck to get more information on how to sponsor a JA Event!

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