About 20 spots for students are still available for the fourth annual Project Fibonacci STEAM Leadership Conference on July 28-Aug. 3 at The Beeches, according to a Project Fibonacci representative.
STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, math.
The conference annually includes about 120-140 spots available for students from ages 15 to 20, said Project Fibonacci representative Michelle Minicozzi.
Scholarships to help pay for attending the week-long conference are available through sponsors and grants, Minicozzi said, adding that nearly every student who would like to come can qualify for the financial aid. Conference costs include $1,500 for a new student and $1,300 for returning attendees. The cost includes meals and overnight accommodations for the week, Minicozzi noted.
Information about registering for the conference and applying for scholarships is at projectfibonacci.org/wp/events/conference/ online. Companies and individuals also are encouraged to step forward and sponsor students or their employees, said Minicozzi; the website has information about those opportunities as well.
Keynote speakers have been announced for the conference, including a former pro football player who is a mathematician plus aerospace engineers and a science presenter/television personality. The keynote speaker appearances, all at 6:30 p.m. at The Beeches, are open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 per ticket which can be purchased on-site or at eventbrite.com.
During the week-long conference, students participate in STEAM-related workshops and functions.
The focus this year is on “how we will live on Mars once we get there,” according to a Project Fibonacci Foundation announcement.
“Students will be challenged to design solutions to the environmental complications of Mars and will research, consult with experts and then collaborate in teams to formulate
The Project Fibonacci initiative was founded by Andrew Drozd, president and chief scientist of ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC of Rome.