600 students to attend STEM conference this week in Butler County

The Butler County Educational Service Center has invited 600 local eighth-grade students to attend Discover STEM, a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) conference on Oct. 13. STAFF FILE PHOTO
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The Butler County Educational Service Center has invited 600 local eighth-grade students to attend Discover STEM, a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) conference on Oct. 13. STAFF FILE PHOTO

On Oct. 13, the Butler County Educational Service Center is inviting 600 local eighth-grade students to attend Discover STEM, a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Conference.

“The one-day Discover STEM conference will provide these 600-plus eighth-grade students with a college and career fair, featuring area businesses and educational institutions that have a STEM focus, and interactive STEM sessions/workshops for direct exposure to areas of student interest,” said Chris Brown, BCESC superintendent, in a statement.

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The college and career fair will allow the students to learn directly from industry professionals about what a specific career and/or educational pathway might be like for them, what they need to focus on in their studies to prepare, and what goals they need to focus on to succeed.

The BCESC is able to offer the conference at no charge to students or to school districts through grant and sponsorship funds from local businesses and educational institutions.

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