Extreme STEM tour tempts students with possible future careers

By Alex Granados, EducationNC

EDNC STEM Tour | Alex Granados Photo

One morning a few weeks ago, I drove through a neighborhood in search of Conover Waste Water Treatment Plant in Catawba County. The fact that I was in a residential neighborhood had nearly convinced me I was on the wrong track. But the GPS insisted I was going the right way. Many 8th graders from Mill Creek Middle School likely also thought they were lost that morning.

Finally, after passing a row of houses, the facility appeared, and Education Matters Extreme STEM tour started. It is a program designed to offer secondary school students exposure to career paths in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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