The Science and Technology Behind Team USA: STEM Career Assemblies

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In 2013, DeVry University launched STEM Career Assemblies to introduce more high school students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a unique, yet compelling, way. The assemblies are designed to spark students’ interest and curiosity in STEM fields by telling the story of The Science and Technology Behind Team USA, in partnership with the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC).

In January 2013, DeVry held its first four STEM Career Assemblies in Atlanta and Chicago. In Atlanta, 700 freshmen and sophomores attended the assembly and had the opportunity to hear from USOC guest speaker, Terrence Trammell, a former Olympian hurdler and sprinter.

In Chicago, more than 160 high school students from DeVry University’s Advantage Academy participated in two assemblies. They learned about the impact STEM had on former Olympian bobsledder, Jamie Moriarty, including efforts to increase velocity as they race.

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