Local Students Selected to Attend STEM Camp

Jul 19, 2019

The Governor’s Office of Appalachia (GOA) STEM Camp is new program this year that offers a week-long learning experience for select students from the 32 Appalachian counties in Ohio. This camp provides students opportunity to interact with innovative technology, explore the BB2C Makerspace at the Epicenter, and experience the historic setting of Marietta, the first settlement in the Northwest Territory.  As part of the experience at the Makerspace, students work with 3D printing technologies, laser cutting, and other skill-building technologies. The camp was held July 15-19th on the Marietta College campus. The GOA STEM Camp was organized and hosted in partnership with Building Bridges to Careers (BB2C), Marietta College, and Buckeye Hills Regional Council.  With funding from the Governor’s Office of Appalachia, the event was free for attendees.  Two local high school students from the Eastgate District were selected to attend the camp this year. One from the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center (MCCTC) and the other from Warren City Schools. The opportunity was almost missed due to lack of transportation. Eastgate arranged transportation for the students to travel to the Marietta College campus with the partnership of MCCTC. Congratulations to all those who participated in this year’s GOA STEM Camp.