STEM Camp at Fresno State focuses on high school students who are deaf and hard of hearing

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STEM Camp at Fresno State focuses on high school students who are deaf and hard of hearing

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center, in partnership with Fresno State’s Deaf Studies Program, is sponsoring a STEM camp at Fresno State from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., June 25 to 29, for high school students from the Central Valley who are deaf and hard of hearing. The 25 students participating in the weeklong camp will learn about professions in the STEM field, such as horticulture, solar energy, agriculture, food science and engineering. The career awareness classes will focus on worked-based learning experiences and tours of on-campus labs, including the creamery and dairy processing lab (June 26), the solar panel parking structure (June 27), the International Center for Water Technology, the Water, Energy and Technology center (June 28) and the Downing Planetarium (June 28). Personal awareness classes will give information on academic readiness, admissions requirements, financial aid, health centers and identify employment goals through a pre- and post-career assessment. Evening activities include bowling, a viewing of “The Incredibles” at Maya Cinemas (June 26) and a tour of Basilwood Farms in Prather (June 27). INFO: Melissa Tav at mtav@csufresno.edu, or 559.278.8379.