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McNair STEM camp lands big CH2M check

8/8/2014, 6 a.m.
Camp Invention, a STEM camp at McNair Discovery Learning Academy, received a $10,000 check from the CH2M Hill Foundation to ...
The CH2M Hill Foundation presented a $10,000 check to Camp Invention, a STEM camp at McNair Discovery Learning Academy.

Camp Invention, a STEM camp at McNair Discovery Learning Academy, received a $10,000 check from the CH2M Hill Foundation to support its program that exposes kids to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The check was presented on July 17 to the principal, Dr. Brian Bolden, and the Camp Invention development officer, Vondea Sheaffer.

During the July 14-18 camp, kids took apart traditional household items and put them back together in creative, functional and new ways. The exercise gave campers a deeper understanding of the foundations of STEM and the building blocks of innovation.

CH2M Hill, an engineering firm, is a DeKalb County contractor.

District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson said the initiative fortifies his and McNair’s work in promoting STEM.

For more information, call 404-371-2425.