BRCC to participate with community college partners in Shell Energy Venture Camp, to be held virtually July 13-17

Baton Rouge Community College is proud to participate in the Shell Energy Venture Camp, to be held virtually, July 13-17. The camp is designed to be a fun experience for students in grades 7-12 to learn about careers in energy. Activities will include learning about different energy sources and how we utilize energy in our homes and businesses. In advance if the camp, participants will receive a kit of highly engaging content that includes three activities per day for one week, augmented reality experiences, live interviews with industry professionals, and daily surveys and feedback tools. There will also be opportunities for campers to win prizes. The virtual camp experience also offers opportunities for WorkReadyU participants.

This year, BRCC is heavily involved with activity planning for the virtual camp, however in previous years we have hosted the camp and provided physical resources. Through our Process Technology (PTEC) department, BRCC’s past involvement has allowed campers hands-on experience related to the glycol unit operations and Non-Destructive Testing, as well as PTEC glass lab and aviation tours. Although this year’s camp is very different, BRCC remains proud to partner with this initiative.

“With the new reality of COVID-19 bringing new challenges with many of our community college partners, it has also sparked new and innovative ways of doing things,” said Frazier Wilson, Shell Manager Workforce Development & Diversity Outreach. “Moving to a virtual camp environment brings increased safety while continuing vital STEM education to students in a home environment. This year’s camp will help Shell and Fletcher Technical College cast a wider net of STEM education for students, parents and teachers during this time of unprecedented challenge.”

Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. The registration fee is $150, but through generous gifts from Shell, needs based scholarships may be available. Register at Fletcher.edu/Bayou-STEM. Please contact BayouSTEM@fletcher.edu for more details.

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