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Engineering World Health Announces North Carolina K-12 STEM Program to Inspire More Young People to Pursue Careers in Science
- Program offered at N.C. State Summer Camp, Boys & Girls Clubs, Boys & Girls Scouts of America
- 1,000 children in K-12 participated to date
- Currently offered in North Carolina with Biogen Idec Foundation
- Engineering World Health planning national growth
WASHINGTON, D.C. AND DURHAM, N.C.—July 29, 2014—Engineering World Health (EWH; www.ewh.org), an organization committed to inspiring, educating, and empowering the biomedical engineering community to improve global healthcare delivery in the developing world, today announced the launch of its STEM program. The program’s mission is to draw K-12 students to the study of science, technology, engineering and math, inspiring future generations of biomedical engineers to take on the challenges of healthcare technology in the developing world.
“We think it’s vital to work with young people to spark their interest in the STEM fields,” said Leslie Calman, Ph.D., CEO of Engineering World Health. She added, “Healthcare needs, both in the U.S. and the developing world, are great and so too is the need for young people, particularly girls and children of diverse cultures, to commit to a career in the STEM fields to meet those challenges.”