Summer 2024 Verizon STEM Achievers Program

REGISTER for the STEM Fall Festival 2023

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: HCC Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa, FL

This is an excellent opportunity to come and explore what our STEM Summer Camp is all about. Be one of the first to register your middle schooler for Verizon’s FREE STEM Achievers 2024 Summer Program. Click HERE to register.

Verizon STEM Achiever Program gives free technology, access, and innovative curricula to students impacted by the digital divide to help them realize a brighter future.

Free STEM enrichment workshop for middle school students

Summer 2023 Verizon STEM Achievers Program

From June 5th to July 14, 2023, a collaborative effort between the Hillsborough Community College Institute for Corporate and Continuing Education and the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship gave rise to the Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers Program. This enriching initiative took place at the HCC Dale Mabry Campus and was made possible through the generous support of the Verizon Foundation. Over the course of the program, around 150 middle school students were introduced to design thinking and STEM, with a touch of entrepreneurial mindset. The program unfolded in two phases: the initial three weeks comprised the boys’ camp, followed by the subsequent three weeks dedicated to the girls’ camp. The students delved into subjects including 3-D Printing & Modeling, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Circuits & Electronics, and Architecture.

At the end of each phase of the camp, the students had an opportunity to display and pitch their final projects at an end-of-camp showcase.  The projects reflected problems they identified, ideated, and prototyped using what they learned in camp. This year’s project theme was linked to UN Sustainability Goals, which serve as a global roadmap to developing a more sustainable future. As part of the display, the students also pitched their ideas to a panel of judges. We extend wholehearted congratulations to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winning teams!

Family Spring STEM Festival was a SUCCESS!

On Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., HCC-ICCE hosted its Family Spring STEM Festival open house. This day-long event focused on providing insight into the Verizon STEM Achievers summer program and demonstrating the summer experience. Over 350 attendees were able to use and experience some of the technology that will be used during the Verizon STEM Achievers Camp including 3D Printers, AR/VR headsets, and rover robots. Also in attendance were the Tuskegee Next Foundation young pilots who spoke with students about careers as future pilots. The Verizon STEM Achievers summer program is set to start on Monday, June 5, 2023, at the Dale Mabry Campus.

To learn more about the program, visit Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers website.

Thank you to everyone who attended and thank you to Angel from R Community First LLC for capturing our event!

Summer 2022 Verizon STEM Achievers Program Poster and Project Competition

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