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Paper: Capitol College Center for Space Science EPO: Providing STEM Education
Volume: 431, Science Education and Outreach: Forging a Path to the Future
Page: 147
Authors: Gibbs, M. G.; Walters, A.
Abstract: To assist in educating future leaders in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career fields through utilizing space science and astronomy, in order to strengthen the nation’s future workforce, Capitol College is establishing the Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach. This presentation shares information on how the Center provides hands-on educational and workforce development experiences for K-12, community college and college students, and those who support them, in achieving leadership careers in STEM fields. The Center’s programs are intended to 1) increase student awareness of career fields that require a college education, 2) provide information on the necessary academic preparation related to STEM courses in high school, 3) provide information on the college admission process, and 4) initiate interest in careers within the STEM fields.
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