Among the professionals who participated in these live online events was Lucas Peterson, a manufacturing and cybersecurity engineer for General Motors in Detroit, who talked about how he turned his dream STEAM career into a reality.
Estroff’s son, Dr. Brandon Estroff, devoted his time for a chat in the series. The 28-year-old pediatric resident at Emory University offered sound advice and encouragement for his young listeners who may one day aspire to enter the medical profession. “It’s hard work. It’s a lot of long hours. It takes a lot of determination,” he said. “If it’s something that you really love, then it’s totally worth it.”
Other guests included Kelcy Newton, a Microsoft software engineer, who introduced the children to careers in coding, as well as Dr. Sara Valencia Botto, a developmental psychologist and researcher, who described her journey to earning a doctoral degree.
Young listeners inspired by the speakers could get an early start on STEAM careers by enrolling in a Challenge Island program near them or online. There are more than 60 franchise locations across the country, and the company continues its expansion.
– Rochelle Miller