Summer Internships: Introducing the Next Generation to STEM Careers
AMP-IT-UP Partners with Griffin Businesses to Provide Internships
The Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping Integrated to Unlock Potential (AMP-IT-UP) program, funded through the National Science Foundation, partners with the Griffin-Spalding County Schools (GSCS) and Georgia Tech in an initiative to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, and to foster the next generation of creative designers.
As inaugural participants in a newly launched initiative, the Griffin-Spalding County Schools High School STEM Internship Program, Griffin High students, Tyrique Hannah and Zakariayh Cox interned at UGA Griffin; Cameron Davis, Jeramie Paz, and Muhammad Butt interned at the Candler Field Museum (a 1920s/1930s replica of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport) and D’Asia Dennis and Fatima Humayun interned at Spading Regional Hospital. The program, administered by GIFT with assistance from Griffin High teacher Lorie Dobbs, provided opportunities for students to learn about skills and knowledge needed in STEM related careers. They got to spend 4 weeks gaining hands on experiences in robotics, wheat research, aviation, radiology and physical therapy.
Here is a YouTube video that features the Candler Field Museum (student internship program) and Sumika Polymers (Lewis Pulliam’s internship.