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October 22, 2012
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STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Career Fair announced

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. - Tahoe Truckee Unified School District students in eighth, ninth, and 10th grades will have an opportunity to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the STEM Career Faire at Tahoe Truckee High School, 11725 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Professionals in STEM fields such as biophotonics, mechatronics, energy engineering, materials engineering, research science, science education and more will provide information about their careers and give students advice in an informal atmosphere.

The event will be set up similarly to a trade show, with volunteer expert stations students may visit in small groups or one-on-one, so students may choose to learn about a variety of careers in STEM fields. The purpose of the career fair is to get students excited about real opportunities in STEM fields, to help them identify which high school classes they should choose to be prepared for college and advanced career training in these fields, and to give them perspective about why their high school STEM classes are an important foundation.

The STEM Career Faire is the first of its kind available to TTUSD students. According to Greg McDougall, Truckee Rotary member and chair of the committee responsible for the event, "Career expert volunteers and organizers have spent an enormous amount of time to provide this opportunity for students in the Tahoe-Truckee community. We're hoping for a good turnout so that we can make this an annual event to help students achieve their career goals."

The STEM career fair is sponsored by the school district, Excellence in Education, Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner, Truckee Rotary, Tahoe Forest Hospital, Truckee Optimist, Sierra Watershed Education Partners and Norwegian Wood Construction along with numerous volunteers in STEM professions. For students coming from North Tahoe School and North Tahoe High School, bus service will be provided from North Tahoe High School and Safeway in Kings Beach. Transportation will also be provided in Truckee. Parents are welcome to attend.

- Provided by Switchback PR + Marketing on behalf of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Oct 22, 2012 04:03PM Published Oct 22, 2012 03:53PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.