ESSEX, MD – Eight students from Baltimore County Public Schools, including three from Eastern Tech, have been selected to participate in the 2019 RISE Program for students interested in pursuing careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
The students participating from BCPS are:
Eastern Tech High School
Franklin High School
Hereford High School
Towson High School
The RISE Program, based at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), is a two-week internship opportunity for students who are at least 16 years of age and who will be entering Grade 11 or 12 in the fall. Open to public school students from Baltimore City and Baltimore, Cecil, and Harford counties, the program received more than 100 qualified applications, and from them, selected 38 students to participate.
During the internship, to take place July 15 – 26, students will work with professional engineers and scientists to complete results-oriented work in a lab. In addition, the participating students will complete an 8-hour leadership training.
On the final day, a formal closing ceremony will be held during which the RISE interns will present their work to an audience of APG leadership, community members, educators, their families, and their peers.