University of Maryland Extension

4-H Summer of STEM Workforce Readiness

Summer of STEM information and ChecklistSummer of STEM teacher reference
The “Summer of STEM” is a new offering for youth in Grades 10-12. Ten (10) youth will be selected to participate in a two-week college/career readiness internship program.  

Purpose: To increase awareness about career training, college options and workforce readiness in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) areas.

Goal:To increase the amount of students who will consider STEM related college majors.  Low enrollment of college students in science majors is major factor in the current shortage of scientists.

How will it work?

  • Selected youth will attend Orientation to learn program details and do workforce training.
  • During the two week period, youth will be assigned a STEM professional based on their interest area and will job shadow the Monday –Thursday.  
  • On Friday, youth will meet at the Baltimore County 4-H office to participate in lessons aimed at career exploration, college preparation (including college visits) and workforce readiness training.  

Summer of STEM Timeline

Applications Available (print or online)January 31, 2020
Application DeadlineFebruary 28, 2020
Invitation to InterviewMarch 10, 2020
Summer of STEM InterviewsMarch 19, 2020
Decision Letters MailedApril 16, 2020
Summer of STEM Orientation w/MentorsJuly 7, 2020
Summer of STEM Program BeginAugust 20, 2020
Summer of STEM Program EndAugust 31, 2020

Description of Program, Timeline and Check list.
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Application (it can be electronically filled out and sent to vmh@umd.edu.)
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Teacher reference form (it can be electronically filled out and sent to vmh@umd.edu.)
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