iUrban Teen returns with a climate change data science course in partnership with Virgin Galactic and Microsoft

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA, Aug. 26, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — STEM-Arts for Teens program returns to Dallas
iUrban Teen returns with a climate change data science course in partnership with Virgin Galactic, Microsoft and Autodesk

The nationally recognized STEM-Arts program iUrban Teen returns to Dallas in September 2022 after a long-awaited comeback. The organization returns with a cutting-edge program focused on climate change and satellite data. Teens will begin the program on September 12 and present case studies on October 1.

Gain STEM exposure, experience and skills
This iMap Climate Change program was created in partnership with Microsoft and Virgin Galactic. Autodesk funds this program. iMap is designed to connect STEM-Arts and real-world applications with a focus on climate change and social justice. The aim is to show young participants how they can use the power of technology to affect local and global change.

Students can expect to have the following experiences:
• Apply the scientific method using datasets related to climate change.
• Learn and use digital data analysis tools.
• Learn root cause analysis.
• Learn the basics of data science, GIS and machine learning.
• Discover and explore careers in STEM and environmental sciences.
• Deepen their understanding of climate change by engaging with a small community of people.
• Interact with an expert panel of STEM professionals.
• Collaborate in groups to apply research and data analysis, formulate conclusions and communicate a scientific research project.

Why is this exhibition important?
A published analysis of recent federal education and employment data highlights wide racial, ethnic and gender gaps in STEM representation. “It’s been an ongoing conversation in the scientific community” for decades, says Cary Funk, director of science and society research at the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. Deena Pierott, founder and CEO of iUrban Teen, says, “That’s why programs like iUrban Teen matter and that’s why we invest in our communities and families. It’s time to level the economic playing field by creating fair career paths.
iUrban Teen is eager to roll out its comprehensive portfolio of learning opportunities and career path program which includes advanced manufacturing and supply chain, cybersecurity, coding, engineering, technical writing, environment, healthcare, GIS mapping, data science and skilled trades.

The organization is looking for executive board members and volunteers in the DFW area. If you are interested, contact iUrban Teen through their website at www.iurbanteen.org.

About iUrban Teen
Founded in 2011, iUrban Teen’s mission is to expose and inspire historically and systemically excluded young people to become the business, technology and community leaders of tomorrow. Young people benefit from hands-on exposure to various STEM-focused careers and civic engagement that take them beyond their current boundaries. The target demographics are Black, Latino and Indigenous youth; however, the program is inclusive of all youth, particularly on free or reduced lunch. iUrban Teen has received honors from the White House, Government Technology, and the Inc 5000 list of top technology diversion programs. Current programs are in Washington, Oregon, California and Texas. Find out more on our website www.iurbanteen.org

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