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STEM Summer Camp returns to Nassau for 6th Year
By Aisha Bowe
Jun 19, 2019 - 9:30:23 AM

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Applications are now open for Hack<IT> Bahamas 2019, scheduled August 6-10 at St. Andrew’s International School.

Open to private and public school students in grades 9-12, Hack<IT> Bahamas 2019 will provide five days of hands-on STEM instruction. With a focus on developing a technology based startup, the camp will give nearly 100 attendees the opportunity to apply their knowledge to an issue of social impact within the Bahamas and compete for a cash prize.

Hands-on instruction begins at 9am Tuesday, August 6th, and concludes Friday, August 9th. The culminating competition and awards ceremony, held at 10am on Saturday, August 10th, is open to the public. Hack<IT> 2019 is sponsored by ALIV, Bahamas Power & Light Company Ltd., Bahamas First Insurance, URCA, Dairy Queen and Pizza Hut.

Since its inception six years ago, hundreds of students throughout the Caribbean have benefited from programs designed and executed by STEMBoard and its partners. Founded by Bahamian-American and former NASA Aerospace Engineer Aisha Bowe, students who have participated in Hack<IT> are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at universities such as Georgia Tech, Purdue University and Morehouse College.

Furthermore, attendees credit the STEMBoard team for influencing them to pursue careers in STEM and entrepreneurship and broadening their vision of what is possible. A nod to the quality of instruction provided, past keynote speakers have included Barrington Irving, the first Jamaican and the first black man to fly around the world solo, as well as NASA astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris Jr., the first African-American to walk in space.

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STEMBoard is a technology company that creates smart systems and software solutions for Federal and large-scale private sector clients. Our team has more than 25 years' combined experience in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and outreach. Through demonstration-based technical curricula for K-12 and college students, the STEMBoard engineering team designs and delivers activities that mirror real-world challenges.

Open to all public and private school students, the camp is dedicated to increasing participation from the Family Islands. To apply, sponsor or volunteer for Hack<IT> Bahamas 2019, visit www.bahamascamp.com.

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