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Envision’s NYLF Pathways to STEM Provides Summer Learning for Atlanta-Area Elementary Schoolers

July 30 - August 4 at Agnes Scott College, 3rd Through 5th Grade Students Get Hands-On Experience, Develop Leadership Skills & Learn Real-Life Application of STEM in Careers

ATLANTA, GA. (July 26, 2017) – Envision, a leading experiential education organization, is hosting its annual National Youth Leadership Forum, “Pathways to STEM,” July 30 – August 4 at Agnes Scott College to 189 Atlanta-area elementary school students, 3rd through 5th grade, eager to get an early start on exploring a career as an engineer, doctor, or forensic scientist.

“Pathways to STEM presents an invaluable opportunity for young, bright and forward-thinking elementary students to explore the frontiers of 21st century science and technology,” said Envision’s Chief Academic Officer, Andrew Potter. “Our goal with this younger group of Envision learners is to allow them to discover the many ways STEM is used in careers familiar to them, such as robotics, medicine and crime scene investigation and empower them to realize their potential in these fields and more. At the same time, they are creating life-long friendships with students with similar interests.”

During this six-day immersive experience, students learn by taking part in hands-on projects that encourage creativity, leadership and working as a team. Program highlights include:

  • Engineering Pathway: With the help of the mBot robot, students will gain an understanding of the engineering design process and principles and then use their newly acquired skills to build a robot and program it to perform several advanced tasks.

  • Medicine Pathway: Students will examine aspects of human anatomy, focusing on the circulatory system and the heart. Students will participate in dissecting a cow heart.

  • CSI Pathway: Using the building blocks of forensic science, such as finger print analysis, deductive reasoning, and case development, students will work together to uncover critical clues as they seek to identify the guilty party.

Please visit the NYLF Pathways to STEM program web site page for more information.

About Envision

Envision helps students turn their career and life aspirations into reality.  The Envision portfolio of programs ( enables students of all ages to explore their interests and gain learning experience beyond the classroom. Since 1985, Envision programs have served more than 800,000 students from more than 145 countries, with programs designed to connect high aspiring students with the leadership, scholarship, and career skills needed to success in today’s competitive college and career landscape; providing unique, real world experiences that enable students to discover their passion, try out a future career, and positively impact the world around them.