Igniting a Passion for STEM
This amazing event was originally founded by Shasta County Office of Education and the North State STEM Career Day committee volunteers. Through the hard work of these volunteers and the generous donations from area businesses and colleges we have successfully hosted this event since 2014. This regional event fosters our business community's support and resources on encouraging North State students to prepare for and pursue career opportunities in STEM fields. This annual "Ignite Opportunity" is a one-day event hosted for 9th graders from 9 rural northern California counties: Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity. Regardless of their specific interests, the students benefit from this action packed day.
hear dynamic and engaging presentations from professionals working in STEM fields in the North State.
hear about Real-world anecdotes and advice about the educational paths to STEM career opportunities in our area and beyond.
have direct access to and interaction with local professionals and college students.
are engaged in a Challenging STEM activity that fosters collaboration and the engineering practices.
are introduced to tools to help them plan and prepare for work, post-secondary education and beyond.