STEM + Arts camp in Humble creates opportunities for diverse students

An orthopedic surgeon who is breaking barriers in her field is introducing an educational opportunity for children.

Children are invited to attend the Sloan STEM+Arts Camp, which will run from July 16 through July 20, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in The Luke Life Center at 2380 South Houston Avenue in Humble. Registration has closed for the event.

Certified educators will help sharpen students’ knowledge and skills in STEM and art through the use of interactive technologies like coding, robotics programming, Snap Circuits and Ozobots.

The program’s mission is to inspire students’ continued pursuit of knowledge in the STEM areas, particularly for minority populations.

“I believe in the concept of paying it forward,” Sloan said. “If you open a door of exposure coupled with opportunity and mentoring, a child can achieve anything.”

Sloan is an example of how success is achieved through a continued pursuit of knowledge, which highlights the importance of developing a student’s passion for STEM and the arts so that they have the drive to continue their education.

“Dr. Sloan has established herself as a force to be reckoned within the male-dominated field of Orthopedic Surgery,” states a Sloan STEM+Arts press release. “She completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine, where she made history as both the first African-American female intern in general surgery and the first African-American female orthopedic surgery resident.”

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