May 11th the students of SJS participated in an all day event called In Demand Jobs Seminar. During the morning the students listened to speakers share about their STEM careers. We heard from a veterinarian, a surveyor, a civil engineer, and an industrial engineer.
During the afternoon the students worked on career interest inventories and spent some time at the Exploring Engineering exhibits in the gym. Here the students were given a chance to participate in activities that were representative of nine different types of engineers. For example, some students built working models of the hand during STEM lab. This provided the students with the chance to see that a biomedical engineer might design and build prosthetics.
I would like to extend my thanks to all of my speakers and parent volunteers that helped make this day such a wonderful experience for the students!