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Alaska middle schoolers get a taste of STEM

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ANSEP Middle School Academy

Alaska is full of bright young people with potential, and the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) wants to empower these students by placing them on a path to leadership from a young age.

Last month, ANSEP hosted 42 students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Lower Kuskokwim school districts for a joint Middle School Academy. Led by industry professionals, students used creativity and critical thinking to construct bridges and test their weight-bearing capacity. Students gained real-world insight into STEM careers through activities such as an Arctic wall build, field excursions and earthquake testing. Read more here.

Stephanie Plieness, The Alaska 100

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