About the STEAM Summer Workshop

The 2019 Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) Summer Workshop is a free event sponsored by the Tau Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® and will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 8:30AM to 3:30PM at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. (https://www.bi.vt.edu/)

The 2019 STEAM Summer Workshop aims to expose rising (Grades 7-10) students to activities and experiences in the biomedical sciences, art, and engineering.  Students will participate in activities that provide hands-on experience working with basic concepts and features of these fields in the hopes of instilling an interest and possible career aspirations in the biomedical sciences, art, or engineering.  The workshop is intended to provide activities in a college environment as well as exposure to professionals who have made careers in these areas of study.  Evidence suggests that the next wave of jobs in the American economy will be in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  This summer program intends to cultivate an interest and greater understanding of STEAM as students continue their educational pursuits.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ®(AKA) is an international service organization that was founded in 1908 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. Since its charter in 1992, The Tau Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®. is committed to the development of America’s youth and committed to service in the New River Valley. In addition to engaging in mentoring, education, health & wellness, and economic development programs, we feel it is important to aid in developing talented young Americans in pursuit of higher education.

Sponsors:This program is made possible by the generous support of the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech (https://www.bi.vt.edu/).

Eligibility for participating in the STEAM Summer Workshop requires that the applicant:

  • Is a rising 7th, 8th, 9th,or 10th grade student in the upcoming academic year (2019-2020).
  • Demonstrates an interest in learning more about experiences in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, or mathematics.

Register  HERE by  Monday, July 1st at 11:59PM EST. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.