STEM Scouts Motivating the Next Generation of America’s Scientists

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STEM Scouts
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A Juneau, Alaska-based attorney, Bruce Weyhrauch practices in the areas of fisheries, natural resources, and construction law. A former Scout, Bruce Weyhrauch supports the Boy Scouts of America.

A Juneau, Alaska-based attorney, Bruce Weyhrauch is experienced in areas of law such as regulatory and government affairs, natural resources, and fisheries. A former Boy Scout, Bruce Weyhrauch continues to support the Boy Scouts of America as a charter representative.

The Boy Scouts of America Great Alaska Council is committed to making scouting available to every child in the state and providing quality programs that empower youth with the skills that build character and enhance their education. One of the programs offered by the organization is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Scouts.

STEM Scouts combines interactions with STEM professionals and experiential activities to help youth grow in character while deepening their interest in STEM fields. The program ultimately aims to encourage young people to take up STEM-related careers, which are crucial for America’s future.

In the program, youth in elementary, middle, and high school are put together in groups of 10-20 with three leaders each. The groups meet weekly to complete learning modules compiled by STEM educators. Participants also take part in monthly field trips and activities that develop their leadership skills. Upon completion of the program, students receive achievement awards. Those who would like to pursue the modules more thoroughly can go on to complete Individual Learning Modules.

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