This week, Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, is hosting a free science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) camp for area students heading into grades 6 through 12.
The camp, run by the School of Medicine’s Center of Excellence for Research, Teaching and Learning (CERTL) allows students to explore STEM-related careers and facilities around Wake Forest Innovation Quarter – including experiencing the simulation labs inside Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education and learning about organ and tissue regeneration at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine – while also participating in fun and educational problem- and project-based learning cases.
“Our goal is to open these young minds to a variety of exciting STEM-related career options,” said Stanford R. Hill, Jr., Ph.D., CERTL director. “Engaging the next generation in these summer activities not only increases their interest in STEM-related courses when they return to school, but also helps better prepare them for future high-demand careers.”
Although CERTL has hosted free problem-based learning camps in the past, this is the first year holding a STEM camp.
Since 1996, CERTL has provided around 5,000 teachers across the country with quality professional development and innovative instructional materials and helped students raise their achievement by engaging them in real-world applications, collaboration and communication.
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