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Students participate in Shades of Blue workshop

This Saturday, LHS held its first Shades of Blue STEM Workshop. The workshop was designed to help and encourage kids pursuing STEM interests.

The event was open to 7th to 11th grade students within the Littleton Public Schools and a member of Shades of Blue. At the workshop students get the opportunity to learn more about the field of engineering. Students are told about what is required to be an engineer and how they can work towards becoming one.

At this workshop as well as future ones students will be given an overview of engineering and the various careers within the field. They are told about what it takes to become an engineer, both with educational requirements as well as personality and character requirements. Then they are given the opportunity to get some hands on experience with engineering. Overall this will hopefully teach students of the importance of STEM and allow them to decide if they want to pursue a career in engineering or STEM in general.

Shades of Blue is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help students who are pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers. They hold events such as the one at LHS throughout the country. While the events that are held at LHS are focused on engineering the organization also holds events regarding to the other STEM subjects.

This was the first workshop of a series of ten that will be held throughout the year through March. The next Shades of Blue Workshop will be held at LHS on October 1. All of the events are scheduled for various Saturday mornings from 10:00 am-12:00 noon.

These events also serve as a way for STEM students to get STEM hours toward their required 100 hours.

Any one who is interested can find out more about registering on the LHS STEM website where they can find out how to register. There is a limit of one hundred registrations.