On Wednesday, November 8, St Paul’s School for Girls welcomed nearly 75 students from over 16 area schools to their second annual STEAM Career Explorers Event, part of the Maryland STEM Festival. The event is designed to expose students from grades 4-12 to careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
Students who attended the event were able to participate in various hands-on STEAM activities, ranging from creating new spice blends with McCormick to analyzing “candy DNA” with the Baltimore City Police department. In total there were eight local companies that participated in the event, including our very own Zest Social Media Solutions.
Tim Bojanowski, President of Zest Social Media Solutions, spoke to students about social media management, noting the rapidly changing nature of technology in our modern world. “It’s a challenge for schools to prepare students for careers in which many of the future jobs haven’t been invented yet,” he remarked. “It makes it so important for educators to create programming like the Career Explorers event to interface with business professionals who can explain the fluidity of the workforce and how basic communications and problem-solving skills can be applied to so many different opportunities.”
Overall the event proved a major success. “We are grateful to have such a phenomenal Baltimore area community that comes together to support and inspire young minds,” said Emily Ziegler, SPSG Director of Technology. “We are thankful to the MD STEM Festival for providing the catalyst for such events.”