Middle Schoolers Learn About Science, Technology

Allendale-Fairfax Middle School

Allendale-Fairfax Middle School students

The USC Salkehatchie Leadership Institute partnered with the Allendale School District and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) to provide the unique Science Technology Enrichment Program for 22 Allendale Fairfax Middle School students in the spring of 2010. The focus on science and technology was appropriate because of the Savannah River Site’s emphasis on workforce development and the interest of schools in the SRS region to work toward training their students in the sciences. This unique program consisted of Saturday classes on the West Campus with programs presented by individuals in the engineering field from SRNS and weekday field trips planned to excite students about preparing for their future. Excursions included the SRS Future Cities Competition, Introducing a Girl to Engineering, Engineering a Community Impact workshop sponsored by the National Society of Black Engineers, and the Center for Hydrogen Research Center.