Erie Neighborhood House begins STEM Workshops
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2011 | Chicago, IL
Rhea Yap, Director of Development & Communications,
Erie Neighborhood House, 312-432-2238
WHAT: Erie Neighborhood House is hosting a series of youth-geared workshops in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. The workshops will feature the industry experts in related subjects. Six (6) free workshops will be open to low-income youth and are designed to introduce attendees to the STEM fields during 2011. The goals are: address the underrepresentation of Latinos in STEM professions; generate interest among Latino youth to seek education and careers in the STEM fields; and improve academic outcomes for Latino youth in these subjects.
The initial workshop, STEM: Architecture, is a 4-hour workshop that will highlight the latest trends in architecture, showcase the latest software used by the industry, and will be followed by an interactive Q&A session with the experts.
WHO: Erie Neighborhood House; Youth Options Unlimited; Architect Carl Sergio, Stephen Rankin Associates & fcStudio Inc.; Architect Jessica Nenczuk, Layman Design; Architect Katherine Gerzina, C. Johnson & Associates. ***Registration reached full capacity***
WHEN: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 9am—1pm
WHERE: Erie Neighborhood House, 1347 West Erie Street, Chicago Illinois 60642 at Comcast Youth Digital Media Lab
Erie Neighborhood House (ENH) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that reaches 4,500 people annually, empowering them to build better lives while strengthening their communities. ENH offers Chicago’s Latino and diverse low-income residents a range of community-based education programs. With forward-thinking leadership, ENH is committed to continuing its legacy of cost effective, award-winning programming. For more information, please visit www.eriehouse.org.