The Foundation is excited to once again partner with Lee County Public Schools to offer the [email protected] program to our high school students.
What is [email protected]?
[email protected] provides Lee County students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to not only learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), in the workplace, but to experience creative critical thinking and problem solving utilizing STEM in the real world.
Students selected to participate in [email protected] will visit several area businesses during the 2017-18 school year to understand first-hand how valuable STEM skills are to local employers looking to hire new employees.
[email protected] Application Process
The Foundation has created a link to a simple online application which should take students no more than 5 minutes to complete. [email protected] is an inclusive opportunity, and we ask that you encourage ALL high school students to apply. We are looking for a wide range of students with varying interest and aptitude in STEM subjects, NOT just those who excel in these courses, or an entire engineering or digital design class.
The Foundation will receive all applications, sort and narrow the list based upon certain parameters, then send the list to Mrs. Perez for review with Mr. Praegitzer (ICHS STEM coordinator) to make the final selections. The students that are chosen must have excellent behavior and attendance, and be capable of and willing to make up missed work.
- Share the online application link (https://goo.gl/forms/B41qcNiM3qceE5rI2) with all students in your classroom, and encourage all high school students to fill out the short online application.
- The Foundation will notify your STEM contact if we have any questions about the applications submitted by your students, and narrow down the applicants based on certain criteria. (Students who participated in [email protected] in a previous year are not eligible to participate again.)
Thank you for helping us make the [email protected] program an excellent opportunity for students to learn about STEM careers they can aspire to in SWFL, gain access to internships, and broaden their understanding of the importance of science, technology, engineering, math, and critical thinking in the workplace.