August 12, 2015

For immediate release
Contact: Esther Watstein 203-332-5226
ACCESS 203-502-1838

Bridgeport Area Kids at STEAM Enrichment Camp

Photo of campers in the HCC Courtyard attached

Greater Bridgeport area 5th to 8th graders got a taste of college courses in a 10-day program designed to motivate them towards education and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).

Hands-on activities took place at Housatonic Community College were conducted by students from Bridgeport and Fairfield Universities and Western Connecticut State University under the guidance of ACCESS Educational Services, Inc. and the Fairfield University School of Engineering. Students engaged in Fun Math, Vocabulary Games, Robotics, Nanotechnology, 3D Printing, Amazing Art and Engineering Projects.

The curriculum used for the day camp program has been developed by NASA

STEAM campers visited the HCC Advanced Manufacturing Center. At the AMC, the students received a metal disc on a chain. The disc with HCC etched on it had been stamped and produced during the visit by the Manufacturing Center’s machinery. The students tour the HCC campus to view the art on exhibit throughout the campus.

STEAM students also spent a day at Fairfield University School of Engineering and another tour at the UConn Medical Center.

ACCESS (Achieving College and Career Enrichment Sills for Success) is designed to provide educational and supportive services to middle and high school students to prepare them for college and to pursue a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, or Mathematics.