Sumter County Students Explore Career Options

High school students visit the District

Twenty Sumter County Advanced Placement high school students recently visited the District to learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers. Students learned how to bridge the gap between high school and a successful STEM career.

The students visited four stations and learned about GIS & permitting, land management and the District’s chemistry lab. Students used computers to map and model an existing stormwater pond in Sumter County. At the land management station, students used GPS units to locate trees selected for species identification and measuring, plus they recorded field observations. In the chemistry laboratory, students followed the stages of testing a water sample.