Jump Start Juniors Expo Brings Maryland High-School Students to Capitol College
LAUREL, Md. (May 12, 2011) – On Friday, May 6, several hundred high school juniors from Bel Air High School, Friendship Academy of Science and Technology, Friendship Academy of Engineering and Technology, and W.E.B. Du Bois High School, visited Capitol College for the annual Jump Start Juniors Expo.
Jump Start Juniors is the largest STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) event on the east coast. During the event, high school juniors were provided an active showcase of academic and career pathways in STEM fields.
On Friday, students were able to network with representatives from various local STEM organizations including Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Pax River and NAVAIR. Additionally, Capitol students, faculty and staff members spoke to students about the rewards of pursuing a STEM education and career.
“Capitol has hosted another successful showcase of STEM careers and education to young people who are on the cusp of deciding their college majors and career tracks,” George Walls, director of undergraduate admissions, said. “With the continued commitment of our faculty, staff and students coupled with the support and participation from our partners, this event will continue to grow and impact the region.”
The visiting students were able to use a flight simulator provided by NAVAIR, and a model rocket launch was performed by members of NASA. Members of Capitol’s Space Operations Institute provided information about their satellite management operations, while members of Capitol’s robotics club provided a robotics demonstration.
Funding for the event was donated by the Anthony and Anna L. Carozza Foundation, and by an anonymous donor.
If you’d like to participate or sponsor the next Jump Start Juniors Expo, contact George Walls, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-369-2800 ext. 3033.
Capitol College is the only independent college in Maryland dedicated to education in engineering, computer science, information technology and business through practices of leadership and innovation. Founded in 1927, Capitol offers associate, bachelor’s and master's degrees, a doctor of science in information assurance, professional development training and certificates. Academic programs are grounded in centers of excellence; these include the Space Operations Institute, the Critical Infrastructures and Cyber Protection Center, the Innovation and Leadership Institute, and the Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach. The college campus is located in Laurel, Maryland, a suburban setting midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC. www.capitol-college.edu.
11301 Springfield Road
Laurel, Maryland 20708