In case you missed it, KTVU (Ch. 2) recently covered a unique, week-long engineering camp offered to low-income high school students from Contra Costa County.
Seventy-two students ate, slept and studied at Cal State East Bay in Hayward as part of the Discover Engineering Camp, which is offered by the college with sponsorship from corporations such as Chevron and AT&T.
The camp aims to show teens what it’s like to live on a college campus while encouraging them to pursue engineering degrees, the news station reported. At the camp, the already science-minded teens learn the process of building robots and bridges.
“The all expenses paid camp for students is in its third year and it’s growing larger by the year,” according to KTVU.
Chevron sponsors the camp as part of an ongoing commitment toward supporting education and inspiring learning in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects, which are becoming increasingly important in preparing for jobs of the future.