STEMPREP project empowers teen scientists

Dressed in lab coats and peering intently into microscopes, the teenage scientists are already gaining critical skills—skills that camp sponsors hope will one day translate into science, technology and medical careers, reports.  It’s called the STEMPREP Project. “We empower them,” says STEMPREP Project Director of Academic Affairs, Dr. Charles Knibb.  “We tell them: ‘listen, you can do this this’.  And we show them how.” The STEMPREP project started in Philadelphia in 1990, at Temple University with the goal of increasing minority representation in STEM fields:  Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine…

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