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NAVFAC EXWC, NBVC in Partnership with SAME Welcome Local High School Students for Week-Long STEM Construction Camp

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Story by Sarah MacMillan on 07/22/2019
Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) and the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), in partnership with Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Naval Expeditionary Combat Command, Naval Contraction Training Center, and the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), The Ventura County Contractors Association and select community partners are welcoming 40 highly qualified high school students from across the United States interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers to attend the U.S. Navy STEM Engineering and Construction Camp at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC).

Beginning June 24, students will engage in hands-on engineering and construction activities under the mentorship and supervision of base commands, SAME professionals, and other industry volunteers from the engineering community. During the weeklong camp, students will complete a list of activities as squads with uniformed service members and STEM-related working professionals. These activities include touring the Seabee Museum, designing and racing cardboard boats, and participating in a cookout at Pt. Mugu Beach.

The Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE), SAME and local Ventura County business partners assisted in securing 10 scholarships for students attending Santa Susana High School, Oaks Christian High School, Simi Valley High School, Santa Paula High School, Dos Pueblos High School, Ace Charter High School and Foothill Technology High School.

Media inquiries are encouraged to contact Sarah MacMillan, NAVFAC EXWC Public Affairs Analyst at sarah.macmillan.ctr@navy.mil or (805) 982-4395.

For more news from NAVFAC EXWC visit https://www.navfac.navy.mil/ or on Facebook @NAVFACEXWC

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