STEAM is the new STEM – IBM Canada to host a virtual national Arts and STEM summer camp this coming week

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IBM Canada is hosting a free virtual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) summer camp from July 19 to 23 for students entering grades 7-12.

While this summer camp has been organized by the IBM STEM for Girls program, it is open to both girls and boys, a spokesperson for IBM told IT World Canada.

The company will hold fun and engaging online workshops over the five-day-long summer camp, all aimed to help participating students build confidence and expand their knowledge around the STEAM fields.

Each day will dedicate a few hours in which IBM and other partners will facilitate interactive activities such as digital art, building chatbots, creative technical writing, cybersecurity, and hands-on science experiments.

In addition, the participants will get a chance to build new friendships across Canada, learn from STEAM experts across the country, participate in daily competitions and win swag. Some of the interactive activities will require pre-registration and/or household supplies, the company noted.

More than 3,000 students have already registered for the camp. Activities in the morning for the eastern regions of Canada will be repeated in the afternoon for the west. The participants will have the option to attend only the activities that interest them, and many of the activities during the week will be on a drop-in drop-out basis, giving participants the flexibility to join when they are available, IBM Canada noted.

Interested students can register here.

Launched in 1999, the IBM STEM for Girls program aims to inspire girls who want to make a difference in the world and to encourage them to consider opportunities provided by STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers.

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