Scholars 4 STEM hosts back to school event, push to create future pipeline of STEM professionals

SALISBURY, Md. – Scholars 4 STEM partnered with Salisbury University Foundation for the first-ever ‘STEM N Da Community’ Saturday this afternoon.

It wasn’t your typical back to school event as the focus was to expose students k-12 to the world of STEM.

The day included information about programming for several universities, games, and other activities.

Hands-on experiments also allowed students to make things like slime and even ice cream.

Organizers tell us they hope to create a future pipeline of STEM leaders on the eastern shore. “So many jobs, so many careers, so many opportunities. So to be able to introduce that here to k-12 students was a great partnership and a great idea,” Jason Curtin said.

“Just that little spark you have in a elementary student, you don’t know how far that will take them in life or in school. It’s just amazing seeing those moments and those glimmers of hope,” Scholars 4 STEM Executive Director Nicole Turner said.

Organizers thank all volunteers and sponsors for this year’s amazing turn out.

We’re told planning is already underway to hopefully make this an annual event.

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