Intel is featured at REAP’s 8th Annual Challenge: Academy of Leadership Innovations at Portland State University during the summer. Intel has supported this program in the past by hosting activities, providing keynote speakers and laptops for deserving students. Intel desired to elevate their impact by hosting a technology day with cutting edge demonstrations from Intel Labs, exciting activities from various engineering disciplines and contests for the students to engage in. Intel’s support helped build, focus and drive students who, due to their circumstances, may not be exposed to STEM disciplines alter their career aspirations.
This program was the first of its kind in Portland. The “hands on” technology day is integrated into REAP summer leadership program that elevates student achievement possibilities and introduce them to technology and various engineering disciplines. The technology day gave students the confidence needed to tackle the hard road of obtaining a STEM degree and then introduces them to the most exciting aspects of technology to peak their interests. This was a great opportunity to target a group of students who otherwise may not be exposed to STEM careers.