Champlain College to Host Area Middle School Students For an Intro Day of Technology and Science Careers

More than 150 Students to Learn About STEM Technologies

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BURLINGTON, VT (05/10/2018) More than 150 middle school students from 13 schools - BFA Fairfax, Browns River Middle School, Camel's Hump Middle School, Charlotte Central School, Christ the King, Edmunds Middle School, Essex Middle School Georgia Elementary, Shelburne Community School, St. Albans Town Educational Center, St. Albans Middle School, F.H. Tuttle Middle School, and Winooski Middle School - will attend a day-long science and technology event at Champlain College on Thursday, May 17.

The Reaching Out On Technology & Science (ROOTS) program is sponsored by the Champlain College Division of Information Technology and Science and marks its sixth year of working with area schools to spark interest in science and technology among middle school students with an emphasis on increasing diversity and female representation in these fields.

"At Champlain College and the ITS Division, we believe that the future of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs and STEM professionals relies on exposure and nurtured curiosity to students at an early age. We offer this program to local middle schools to help inspire these students and envision themselves attending college in a STEM field.," said Scott Stevens, dean of the ITS Division.

Champlain College offers a series of three workshops for students in areas including mobile forensics, website building, cryptography, game design, mathematics, programming and workplace skills. The workshops are led by faculty from Champlain College's Divisions of Information Technology & Sciences (ITS) and Communication and Creative Media (CCM).

ABOUT CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE: Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge.

Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition. For the third year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2018 "America's Best Colleges," and an "A+ School for B Students" and is ranked in the top 100 Regional Universities of the North. Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2018 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2018 College of Distinction. For more information, visit