Wyatt Connelly, a rising freshman at B-L High School, attended the National Youth Leadership Forum’s Explore STEM Camp June 23rd through 28th at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Wyatt was nominated to attend this camp by Lexington Three Teacher and Coach Roy Frick.
Wyatt had the opportunity to work with astronauts from NASA, learn life-saving medical skills, program and control robots, and work mock crime scenes. The camp is designed for students who have expressed a strong interest in a STEM career and provides participants the chance to explore career opportunities, gain increased confidence, strengthen leadership skills and envision their futures.
STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, are fields of study that are important to the future of mankind. According to the National Youth Leadership Forum’s website, “virtually all career fields today require a solid foundation of STEM, and that’s precisely why these are the fastest growing areas of study—and the reason that STEM professionals are in the highest demand throughout the world.”