Bioscience

PV district’s summer course keeps young scientists busy

July 19, 2008

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Eugene Scott, Arizona Republic] — Years ago, summer school was solely for students who were hoping for a second chance at a particular subject, but not anymore. The Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Science Academy prepares students to excel in math, science and computer classes. The summer program is organized by the Paradise Valley Unified School District and costs students $189.

“There’s a huge emphasis on STEM. Even the government is trying to focus more on those types of careers and getting (students) more engaged, especially in engineering,” said Jorjann Miller, a PV district teacher overseeing the program. Forty students have attended the two-week camp at three different schools in the Paradise Valley school district. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]