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Hillsborough County Public Schools Partners with The Mosaic Company Foundation and the Hillsborough Education Foundation to Help Students Explore STEM Careers

October 28, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
813-272-4060

Tampa, Fla. – (October 28, 2019) – Hillsborough County Public Schools, in partnership with The Mosaic Company Foundation and the Hillsborough Education Foundation, is hosting an exciting event to help students explore STEM careers.

On Tuesday, October 29, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. students at Dowdell Middle Magnet School will discuss STEM careers with local industry leaders, as well as participate in a hands-on, interactive activity. The students will participate in the Windy Tower Challenge, building a tower that can stand up to natural elements, specifically wind. The challenge will allow students to tackle career-based roles to solve a building and engineering problem. Dowdell Middle Magnet School is located at 1208 Wishing Well Way, Tampa.

The Mosaic Company Foundation Endeavor program, powered by social impact education innovator EVERFI, Inc., provides STEM education experiences to middle school students by connecting course content to real world job opportunities in hopes of increasing student interest in STEM careers.

As a leader in promoting equity in STEM, The Mosaic Company has collaborated with the local community to ensure students across the county have the opportunity to engage in STEM experiences. This event sets out to provide students the chance to work with local community members working in STEM careers while reinforcing the critical STEM skills necessary for the future and today.

Hillsborough County Public Schools is a proud member and leader of the Tampa Bay STEM Network, which also includes the Hillsborough Education Foundation and The Florida Aquarium.

Interviews will be available with Larry Plank, Director of K-12 STEM Education, Hillsborough Schools and Tampa Bay STEM Network Advisory Board Co-Chair, Nikki Foster, Public Affairs Manager-Hillsborough, The Mosaic Company and Debbie Stone, VP for Education, The Florida Aquarium and Tampa Bay STEM Network Advisory Board Co-Chair.

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