STEM camp for high schoolers at FSU PC will explore artificial intelligence

Tony Simmons

Students from Rutherford and Bozeman high schools will step into the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) during a science and technology camp at Florida State University Panama City beginning Tuesday, June 27.

“FSU Panama City is excited to team with Trenchant Analytics from Virginia on this STEMx project,” said Dr. Danny Georgiadis, Ph.D., Systems Engineering program coordinator and assistant teaching professor at the university. “The goal of this project is to inspire high school students to prepare for and pursue federal civilian STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers.”

The camp is a pilot program, said Denise R. Newsome of The Collegiate School at FSU Panama City. It falls under the Department of Defense’s Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO) and aims to encourage high school students to pursue STEM careers, particularly in the Civilian Defense Corps. The objective is to bridge the gap between education and real-world STEM application.

This event, set to host 20 students, will culminate in a competition. Participants will grow their skill sets by solving challenges related to public safety and disaster relief. 

“The STEMx camp involves three full days of fun and learning while using a STEMx Kit specifically designed for the students to understand and exercise artificial intelligence toolsets,” Georgiadis said. “We are thrilled to have Rutherford and Bozeman high schools participate.”
The FSU Panama City Summer STEMx Camp will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27-29 on the FSU PC campus, 4750 Collegiate Drive, Panama City.
Trenchant Analytics is the university’s partner in these efforts to build relationships with local high schools that have underserved populations, such as Rutherford and Bozeman.