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NACAC 2018 Denver STEM College and Career Fair

May. 10, 2018

Event Date: June 03, 2018

NACAC’s Free STEM College and Career Fairs Come to Denver to the University of Denver on June 3 FREE and Open to the Public Arlington, VA (April 10, 2018) — The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will continue its third year of STEM College and Career Fairs in Denver. The program gives high school students interested in science, technology, engineering and math an opportunity to explore and gather career and college information. The fairs complement NACAC’s National College Fairs program which reaches 675,000 students annually. STEM College and Career Fairs provide a forum for colleges and universities to share STEM-related educational opportunities with prospective students and their parents. They also allow representatives from industry, professional associations/societies, and nonprofit organizations the chance to educate students and parents on STEM-related internship, scholarship and work-study opportunities. The next event will be: Denver STEM College and Career Fair: Sunday, June 3: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (University of Denver – Gates Field House) The event anticipates over 120 institutions exhibiting from across the nation. The following workshops, presented by STEM industry, universities, and non-profit organizations will also be held during the event: • Financial Aid 101 • Future Careers in STEM • The Need for Diversity in STEM Fields • Young Stories, Young Professionals Last year’s STEM fairs exceeded projected attendance totals, serving more than 4,000 students. Approximately 80 percent of 2017 attendees were interested in STEM degrees and careers; almost 45 percent were girls or women; and nearly 60 percent were from underrepresented populations. At least 10,000 high school students will be reached. “This new program aligns students in the college access/search pipeline with practicing STEM professionals,” said Greg Ferguson, executive director of National College Fairs. “The blend of educational programming and real-world experience offered by business leaders will provide students interested in STEM fields with the best of both worlds at a time when the country struggling to keep pace in these vital fields.” NACAC’s fairs are free and open to the public and offer students an intimate and focused setting in which to meet with college representatives and industry leaders and learn more about STEM majors and research opportunities available on college campuses. For more information, contact Anika Kwinana at 703.299.6824. ____________________________ About NACAC The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of nearly 16,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP). ####