Connecting youth to Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Math. Increase knowledge. Identify career options.

The Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project helped organize the Youth STEAM Summit held July 25 at Roanoke Chowan Community College in Ahoskie, N.C. More than 80 middle and high school students from nearby communities participated.

Dr. Michelle Corley, Virginia State University College of Agriculture

Keynote speaker Greg Harrell

Ashley Horton photos

Key Takeaways
  • STEAM majors are in high demand in the job market.

  • Agriculture and natural resource jobs consist of a variety of STEM skill sets.

  • African Americans, Hispanics and other minorities are underrepresented in STEAM careers.

  • STEAM careers represent higher paying salaries.

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