The Atlanta Science Festival invites you to register for the Imagining the Future program, taking place during Spring 2017. Imagining the Future pairs scientists or STEM professionals with K-12 classrooms throughout Atlanta, creating a channel of communication to discuss what kind of scientific questions remain to be answered, the exciting science and technology happening within our region, and the STEM career trajectories possible.
Now in its fourth year, Imagining the Future has proven to be a rewarding experience for both visiting professionals and K-12 classrooms. A typical classroom visit entails a short presentation by the STEM professional followed by an interactive session and opportunity for students to ask questions.
We spoke with Katie Godfrey, an engineer at The Clorox Company, about her experiences in the program last year. Godfrey was one of 10 Clorox employees to participate, visiting several classrooms ranging from elementary school age to early teens.
“The feedback I got from the groups was very optimistic and bright. The [middle school] students seemed really focused on how to best prepare themselves for the future.”