The Maryland Business Roundtable invited Caroline County Next Generation Scholars high school students, along with students from Kent, Dorchester, and Wicomico, to a day of learning and discovery at University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES).
Fifty-seven Caroline students toured the UMES campus including the Engineering and Aviation Sciences Complex and the Thomas/Briggs Arts and Technology Center. During the interactive workshops, student were given the opportunity to learn more from UMES faculty and staff about computer science through logical and critical thinking exercises, and the impact of mathematics in high-profile careers by practicing cryptography activities. Students also explored aviation science through a hands-on simulation that gave them the opportunity to land a plane, as well as robotics demonstrations, and the use the golf simulator that is part of the golf management program.
Next Generation Scholars (NGS) is a state grant program that provides funding for college access through nonprofit organizations to enhance college and career awareness and college completion for low-income Maryland high school students.
Founded in 1992, the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) is a coalition of leading employers that have made a long-term commitment to support education reform and improve student achievement in Maryland.