The White House announced this week that it is “National Week at the Labs,” a week dedicated to showing children STEM in the workplace.
Collaborating with the White House Council on Women and Girls (CWG) and My Brother’s Keeper (MBK), scientists, engineers and lab workers are coming together to show students what they can do in STEM.
The number of jobs requiring STEM degrees in the future inspired the week- long event. President Barrack Obama’s administration thought this this would be a good day to show America’s youth the opportunities that STEM can offer by showing them the work going on in federal labs. Students are also encouraged to meet with STEM leaders.
The White House began “National Week at the Lab” by inviting students from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore to participate in activities with scientists and engineers in STEM.
Over 50 national labs in the federal system in more than 20 states plan to open their doors to over 200 communities throughout the week. In addition to this, schools, libraries and other organizations are encourages to host STEM events for children in their communities.
To track events going on this week throughout the country, use and follow the hashtag #WeekAtTheLabs and use this toolkit to help get STEM activities started in your community.