May 2019 was an exciting month for the 4th-8th grade LET’S GO STEM Scholars at Westport Academy who participated in the inaugural College and Career Luncheon Series.
Four STEM professionals with diverse careers and backgrounds came to Westport to speak to the students during their lunch times. The guest speakers told students about their personal journey to a STEM career, explained their own STEM identity and brought engaging activities that challenged students to think like real-life STEM professionals.
Guest speakers for the 2019 series included: Burdette Joyner (a reliability engineer at Northrop Grumman), Carolyn Smith (a software developer), Sam Walters (a space missions planner for NASA), and LET’S GO’s very own Dr. Clark “Corky” Graham (founder and CEO of LET’S GO Boys & Girls and previously an naval engineer).
The students had very insightful questions for the speakers and were eager to learn about the different STEM professions and what it takes to land a career in STEM.