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VSU helping encourage innovation in young students

Denise Reid Denise Reid

Valdosta State University was trying Monday to encourage upcoming 1st through 6th graders to become interested in inventing.

Monday was the first day of VSU's 4th annual week-long "Camp Invention."

Each day from June 8th-12th, the students were scheduled to rotate through a variety of different stations that challenge them to use science, technology, engineering, and math to get them thinking about how they could use those skills to create new products.

"We don't have as many STEM majors, and the projections for the future [are that] we may not have enough if we don't encourage the kids now to get into these areas," camp coordinator and VSU math professor Dr. Denise Reid explained.

For more information about the camp, visit www.campinvention.org.

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