West Point Teaches Summer STEM

This summer I was selected to participate in a three-day summer program at West Point in New York. The campus is beautiful because of the architecture and how it was designed to look like a castle.

The program gives you a taste of what it is like to be a soldier at West Point because you stay the night in the barracks during the whole program. When you are at West Point you really feel like you are a solider by marching in formation and eating lunch in the mess hall.

The main focus of this program is to learn about science and engineering through hands-on projects. Some of the projects were driving a droid so it can complete a task, using angles to fire a cannon, and using real life models to describe the solar system. We also played kickball and took a tour of West Point. You can make friends from all over the country. All the activities are really fun and you learn something cool. My favorite part was using static electricity to charge items.

The program is focused on Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM) careers. The career I found most intriguing was engineering. In conclusion, it was a fun summer to remember.

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