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February 27, 2017
Aspiring Innovators, Scientists and Engineers for the 2017 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps
•Middle-school students are encouraged to apply to one of ten camps being held at college campuses across the country
•In its 12th year, camps serve to encourage science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education
•Two-week residential offerings with all expenses paid designed to reach students of promise
HOUSTON (BUSINESSWIRE) – For the 12th consecutive year, ExxonMobil Foundation and Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., the first African American to walk in space, will sponsor summer science camps at colleges across the country. Applications are now open for middle school students aspiring to study science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and experience college life at the same time.
“STEM careers offer wonderful opportunities and open doors for students who choose them. The camps serve to encourage and inspire the creativity and enthusiasm in students who are interested in STEM,” said Dr. Harris, president of The Harris Foundation. “My goal with the camps is to empower the next generation of innovative thinkers, particularly those who may be socio-economically disadvantaged and have limited exposure to available options for careers in STEM.” Click to read more.