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4-H’ers hit campus for 2015 Career Explorations

July 16, 2015

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Experimenting with lithography during a nanotechnology workshop

Experimenting with lithography during a nanotechnology workshop

The BCTR's Alexa Maille (STEM specialist, NY State 4-H) describes Career Explorations as "a program that focuses strongly on career pathways and offers kids the opportunity to try things that they have never heard of before.” The 4-H event, a version of which started in the 1920's, brings hundreds of teens to campus each summer to explore the sciences, interact with researchers, and experience campus life.

This year's Career Explorations (June 30-July 2) brought 360 teens to Cornell where they analyzed soil and water, ate bugs, made monoprints at the Johnson Museum, and built rockets, among other activities. The event features two tracks: University U, a variety of short programs aimed at middle school youth, and Focus for Teens, which offers 10th- through 12th-graders specific career tracks to explore for three days.

4-H teens get a taste for college at Career Explorations - Cornell Chronicle
Teens explore careers at Cornell conference - Ithaca Journal

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