Drake State hosts free STEM Bootcamps for teens this summer
Drake State Community & Technical College is giving local teens an opportunity to learn this summer as they announce free educational programs.
The school says the STEM Bootcamps will give students a chance to develop new technical skills that could lead to science and engineering careers.
Among the lineup of summer classes are Machine Tool, Engineering Design and Welding. In fact, the school says the response has been so overwhelming that more boot camps have been added this summer.
That sounds really cool.
If my son was older I think he would love that. Hell, I would love that. Summer camp in machining and welding would be awesome.
The Drone course is for ages 14 and up. Starting on June 25, students can learn the basics of unmanned flight, safety, an overview of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and hands-on exercises in basic drone operations.
That’s even more awesome. A summer camp where you can start to learn to be an FAA rated drone pilot. How ridiculously cool is that.
In Systems Engineering, teens 15 years and older can participate in hands-on simulations of rockets and spacecraft to demonstrate STEAM principles in a fun and stimulating day-long adventure. The Systems Engineering Bootcamp begins on June 25.
What budding aerospace engineer wouldn’t love that?
These free boot camps are sponsored by NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project.
Drake State says all racially or ethnically underrepresented students (Hispanics and Latinos, African Americans, American Indians, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders) and female students are eligible.
And there it is.
This is sponsored by NASA and a public college, both are taxpayer funded, but fuck you white man if you think you will be sending your boys to this free STEM camp.
You have too much privilege.
Even if you’re working class and/or Bidenflation is kicking your ass and you have a hard time affording to send your kids to camp, your sons don’t need any help or support.
Maybe it’s good that they shouldn’t be allowed to go to STEM camp, it will keep them from getting their hopes up that they will ever have the opportunity to succeed.
It’s no secret that Google has a “white men need not apply” policy. More and more white men feel that diversity programs in STEM and tech companies are discriminating against them. And we know that the official policy of the DNC for its IT department is “no straight white men,” which mirrors the way the Democrats handed out COVID relief.
Too many white men launched rockets into space two generations ago so now white boys don’t need to be included in any STEM related activities, I guess.
Naked discrimination like this, especially by taxpayer funded resources for children, won’t cause any social backlash.
Teenage white boys who would love to go to STEM camp but are told they they are not welcome will be perfectly adjusted and not hold any resentment or feelings of social isolation.
It’s not like there is a morgue full of corpses in upstate New York caused by a white young man who was socially isolated and left alone with nothing but feelings of hopelessness and the internet to radicalize him.
Let’s keep trucking along with advertising awesome sounding programs and then telling white boys it’s not for them and they can fuck right off to sit at home all summer and let their minds rot playing games online.
I don’t see this ending badly at all.
Great job guys. Really fucking spot on.