Building on success

Deja Stallworth, 10, proudly shows off the robot she made during the inaugural Health and Engineeering Careers Summer Camp July 31 at West Side Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. The event aimed to inspire and encourage underrepresented children to prioritize STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects by helping them see real-world applications. Multicultural Educational Programs Inc. presented the camp, with support from Washington University in St. Louis’ Center for Community Health and Partnerships at the Institute for Public Health; the Brown School; the School of Medicine; the Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities at the Siteman Cancer Center; and the Office of the Provost, among other community sponsors. Attendees of the camp — kindergarten students through high school seniors — worked on numerous projects involving anatomy, construction, electricty, robotics and more. (Credit: Sid Hastings/WUSTL PHOTOS)