Crescent Communities Provides $10K to Support Project Scientist STEM Camp

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We are so grateful for support from companies such as Crescent Communities who help make our vision a reality. – Sandy Marshall, Project Scientist founder

Commercial real estate developer Crescent Communities is partnering with national STEM education non-profit Project Scientist to sponsor its week-long STEM Summer Academy camp themed “Designing Your World,” July 24 – July 28, 2017, at The University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC). The camp will introduce girls ages four to 12 to development and design topics such as urban planning, architecture, civil and structural engineering, and sustainability. The camp will also include an expedition to the Crescent Communities’ headquarters in Uptown Charlotte.

Project Scientist works with universities around the country to host week-long intensive summer programs on their campuses and engages with local corporations for a field visit component relevant to the camp’s weekly theme. Crescent Communities has made a $10,000 donation and will be helping raise an additional $10,000 to support the program.

In addition to the cash donation and fundraising, Crescent Communities has committed to working with Project Scientist to develop and design the curriculum for the “Designing Your World” week, as well as arranging STEM Superstars as guest speakers, recruiting volunteers for hands-on assistance during the camp, and arranging and hosting the Expedition part of the program. The curriculum will be tailored to suit different age groups. Younger participants will learn to read a city map, identify basic structures, build bridges for animals and design a floor plan. Older girls will be introduced to zoning, planning, and structure and architecture…

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