A new virtual opportunity known as STEMfest showcases careers to high school students.
More than 2000 students across Montana are connecting virtually with business leaders and science professionals in the Missoula area to explore various careers in science and technology.
STEMfest is the result of a collaboration between Missoula College, We Are Montana in the Classroom, and Inspired Classroom.
“It’s nice to be able to connect directly with these people instead of just watching them,” said high school junior Annabel Conger. “You can interact and ask them questions, which is really nice.”
The program is part of the national STEM Career Accelerator Day. At the hub in Missoula, technology connects presenters to student audiences, allowing live visual contact, conversations, and shared screens. Presenters were available for scheduled group sessions, which involved students from all over the state.