Delta Upsilon Omega Chapter’s 2017 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Youth Summit, led by DUO Program Chairman, Dr. Millicent Borishade, was held Saturday, April 22 at the University of Washington, Foster School of Business. The summit provided African American youth in grades 6—12 with the opportunity to learn about and prepare for careers in STEAM. Students in attendance rotated through five workshops, where they were provided with hands-on, interactive activities. Each workshop focused on a different aspect of STEAM.
The Science workshop was conducted by nursing representatives from Group Health. Students were presented with information on the educational requirements needed for nursing and various nursing disciplines, and had an opportunity to use stethoscopes to listen to the heart, lungs and stomach. The technology workshop was presented by Tech Bridge, there, students were given the opportunity to design and develop their own app. The engineering workshop was presented by representative from Boeing. During this workshop, students were tasked with building a tower using spaghetti, which needed to be strong enough to support marshmallows. The arts workshop required students to respond to three writing prompts, “My Story, My Passion and My Purpose.” Lastly, the math workshop focused on the importance of numbers and was facilitated by an actuary.