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Posted February 18, 2014

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Your Future Matters at this Year’s Black History Month Celebration

The event will include a STEM festival with information on careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

If you’re a student considering a future in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) there’s an event you’ll want to catch this month that’s free and right here in the Duke City.

Sandia National Labs, Intel Corporation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and PNM are hosting a STEM Festival as part of the New Mexico Black History Month celebration. The event is open to all K-12 students and their parents on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in the west complex of the Albuquerque Convention Center.

It’s never too early to start exploring a career path. If science, technology, engineering and/or math interest you or someone you care about, make plans now to attend the STEM Festival. You’ll have the opportunity to visit with representatives from a variety of STEM companies, take part in a career workshop, find out what college preparations are smart to explore now, where to look for scholarship opportunities and what summer programs and camps might be a fit.

In conjunction with the STEM Festival, the third annual Work It Out Day will be happening – also at the Convention Center. Information and demonstrations on everything from African dance to good nutritional planning will be available. Dr. Ruby Lathon, a scientist turned holistic health practitioner, will be the keynote speaker.

Both the STEM Festival and Work Out Day are free with a continental breakfast and lunch provided to all who attend.

Bus transportation will also be available from the following school sites: Albuquerque High School, Highland High School, Del Norte High School, Valley High School, Rio Grande High School, West Mesa High School, Manzano High School, Atrisco Heritage Academy High School, Van Buren Middle School, Washington Middle School, LBJ Middle School, Jefferson Middle School, Taylor Middle School and Wilson Middle School.

Pick-up and drop off for all schools with the exception of Wilson Middle School will be in the front of each school. Due to construction at Wilson Middle School, pick-up and drop off will be at the back of the school off San Pedro across from the Holy Ghost School.

Pick-up will take place at 7:45 a.m. and drop off will be at 3:45 p.m.

Please come out and join us as we celebrate Black History Month. For more information call Joycelyn Jackson at 881-9429, ext. 80078.

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