Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington is partnering with Verizon and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) to offer a free, project-based STEM learning program, Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers, for middle school students starting June 6 and July 5.
The Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers program was launched to empower middle school students in under-resourced communities to explore STEM subjects, learn problem-solving skills, and gain exposure to careers in technology fields. Participants will receive mentorship, access to next-gen technology and hands-on training. Students will learn design thinking, 3D printing, augmented reality, and social entrepreneurship. No prior knowledge or experience is required.
This program begins with two 3-week, in-person sessions this summer from June 6-24 and July 5-22, with a full-day workshop at Ivy Tech Bloomington in the fall and spring. Food and transportation for participants will be provided.
To learn more about Verizon Innovative Learning, visit https://www.verizon.com/about/responsibility/digital-inclusion/verizon-innovative-learning.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.