Youth STEAM Summit

Youth STEAM Summit logo Connecting Youth to Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Math

Increase knowledge. Identify career options.

The Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project helped organize the Youth STEAM Summit held July 25 at Roanoke Chowan Community College in Ahoskie, N.C. More than 80 middle and high school students from nearby communities participated.

Key Takeaways

  • STEAM majors are in high demand in the job market
  • Agriculture and natural resource jobs consist of a variety of STEM skill sets
  • African Americans, Hispanics and other minorities are underrepresented in STEAM careers
  • STEAM careers represent higher paying salaries


  • The Roanoke Center
  • North Carolina Career & Technical Education (CTE)
  • North Carolina Cooperative Extension
  • Roanoke Electric Cooperative
  • Sustainable Forestry & Land Retention Project