NEW Works® and partners worked with Brandon Culpepper of PeppNation, Sports Leadership Camps serving the Amani Children’s Outing Association (COA), to explore and experience Milwaukee’s water resources and career opportunities in the water industry. Thirty children and their 6 adult supervisors were able to experience this unique Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in Water experience.
Ten to 15 students grouped by high school, middle school and elementary school were taken through a day-long walking and hands-on discovery experience tour of at least 3 of the following centers: Discovery World, UWM-School of Freshwater Sciences, and the Global Water Center where they participated and learned about various aspects of the water sciences and career opportunities in the water industry, inspiring interest and building knowledge. Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) supported the program by providing very important illustration of various careers with the District that one can have with education and training in the S.T.E.M. fields.
Young scientists that completed the first day and are interested in a “deeper dive” into STEM in Water opportunities will return for a second day of programs. This will include understanding the workings of Milwaukee Water Resources Reclamation Facility at Jones Island and MMSD Laboratories.
I would like to learn more about the careers with water. I would like to know how much they make a year with those jobs also.
I would like to know more about Monitoring/Sampling Technician, Payroll specialist, customer service coordination
Yes, it was good, all of it.
I had fun, but I want a different job.
Thank you to the following organizations and folks that helped with this first Water STEM initiative:
Zak Heimerl, NEW Works
Dr. Ai Nihongi, Scientist, UWM-School of Freshwater Sciences
Liz Sutton, Manager Outreach, UWM-School of Freshwater Sciences
Tom Hansen, UWM-SFS
Student Teachers: Jeremy Rubio, Elizabeth Fennimore, Jennifer McNeil
Cora Lee – Palmer: Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District, Educational outreach coordinator
SPONSORS: This program made possible by present and previous generous support of our sponsors: