South Carolina State University will be the venue of a one-day Leadership Ethics and Diversity in STEM Workshop with hands-on, small and large group STEM activities presented by West Point staff members, STEM professionals and West Point cadets, to be held February 8 from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. SC State biological and physical sciences students and ROTC cadets will also help facilitate STEM activities.
The West Point Leadership Ethics and Diversity in STEM (West Point LEADS) Program is designed to engage students at the middle school and lower high school levels in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program aims to expose underrepresented populations to STEM activities and encourage students to consider STEM careers.
School educators, chaperones and students with outstanding academic and leadership potential are encouraged to register. High-performing 6th, 11th and 12th grade students in: Bamberg, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Orangeburg, Lee, Richland and Sumter counties with strong leadership potential are the suggested participants. Additionally, please indicate your school’s intent to participate via e-mail at [email protected], with subject: LEADS at SCSU. The registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 1 at 5 p.m.