Thursday, May 9, 2013

Annual Career Fair & Exhibition to Introduce STEM Careers Among Atlanta Youth

SEM Link to host 6th Annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Career Fair & Exhibition

ATLANTA, GA - Atlanta area youth and families are invited to a free STEM Career Fair and Exhibition hosted by Science, Engineering and Mathematics Link Inc. (SEM Link) on Saturday, May 11th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) Student Center Ballroom.

The annual event will feature STEM professionals and graduate students from organizations such as Albany State, American Chemical Society, Coca-Cola, Clorox, Georgia Tech and Popeye’s Louisiana Fried Chicken to share their passion for STEM, discuss their careers, conduct hands-on demonstrations and showcase real world applications of math and science.

“So many students go through school disliking STEM because they are intimidated by it and don’t fully realize the opportunities in these fields.  By engaging K-12 students in hands-on STEM demonstrations we are not only introducing them to an array of STEM careers, but in many cases, unveiling opportunities and possibilities that they may otherwise have never been introduced to,” stated Dr. Kenyetta A. Johnson, SEM Link board member and Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Georgia Perimeter College.

Support for the fair is provided by the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Space Consortium Grant, Coca- Cola African American Technical Network and American Chemical Society Georgia Local Section.

To register, visit http://semlink6thatlstemfair.eventbrite.com/.   For more information, contact Ms. Stephanie A. Lee, STEM Career Fair Coordinator at stephaniealee@semsuccess.org.  Learn more about SEM Link by visiting www.semsuccess.org

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Source: Press release

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