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Your Future STEM Summer Day Camps at Augustana University

  • June 12, 2024

The Sioux Falls Development Foundation will host its second annual “Your Future STEM Summer Day Camps” at Augustana University on June 26 and 27.

The Your Future STEM Summer Day Camps will welcome over 200 middle school students on campus for an immersive, project-based learning experience. Under the guidance of experienced educators and industry professionals, the students will delve into various fields, including biology, computer science, construction, engineering, healthcare, and manufacturing.

These camps, a part of the popular Your Future STEM project-based programming series specifically designed for middle school students, enhance their awareness of high-paying, high-skilled STEM-related careers that are crucial to the overall health of the Sioux Falls economy and region.

Since 2019, the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, a key player in the region, has forged partnerships with 16 regional school districts to bolster STEM awareness. This initiative supports the burgeoning employment needs in healthcare, computer and management occupations, financial services, and construction sectors, all of which are experiencing double-digit growth.

Denise Guzzetta, the Vice President of Talent and Workforce for the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, emphasizes the importance of STEM jobs in our economy. She states, “STEM jobs are here to stay. They play a vital role in our economy today and will continue to be important into the future due to high growth and the need to replace retiring workers.”