Local students attend STEAM Summit

The 10th annual STEAM summit teaches students about career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Posted: Nov 14, 2017 7:16 PM
Updated: Nov 14, 2017 7:18 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn.  - Nearly 2,000 students from 16 schools took a field trip to the STEAM Summit. 
 
The event aims to teach students about different higher education and career opportunities in the area. 

Kathleen Harrington, the president of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, which helps put on the event, told us it also shows students what skills they may need for certain careers. 

She also said there is a focus on recruitment, development, and retention. 

"We are very committed to keeping the talent local, but we're most interested in exposing them to all the opportunities they have for careers in the future," she said. 

The summit used to be a STEM summit, until art was added two years ago.  

"That was part of really working to encourage the design element...to encourage innovation in the work place, a very, very important addition, " Harrington said.

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