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School District Hosts STEAM Summit

November 14, 2017 07:09 PM

(ABC 6 News)--It's a trend that nearly every school district throughout the state is putting an emphasis on these days, and on Tuesday more than 1,700 middle and high school students learned more about careers in the science, technology, engineering, arts, and math fields.

The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce put on its 10th Annual STEAM Summit. The name has changed, though from previous years. The summit was called STEM-- science, technology, engineering, and math, but now art and design are included as important parts of the curriculum.

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"We want students who feel the tendency to think about the art world, the design world and understand how that intersects with technology and the future workplace," said Rochester Chamber of Commerce Interim President, Kathleen Harrington.

The summit is showing students an early idea of career opportunities. One student from Willow Creek Middle School was excited art and design were added to the summit.

"I'm also really interested in the arts, like news what you guy do, doing the news and stuff and being maybe a director and an actor,” said 8th-grade student, Logan Ackerman.

Each student had the chance for a hands-on experience with cab products, plumbing, Limb Lab prosthetics and much more. 


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