# Area Middle School Boys Participate in G2-TECS at SCC to Explore STEM opportunities

Somerset Community College (SCC) recently hosted a Guys Geared Up for Technology,
Engineering, Computers and Science, called G^{2}-TECS, on the SCC Somerset campus. Students from 13 area middle schools including
Adair County, Casey County, Cumberland County, McCreary County, Meece, North Laurel,
Northern, Rockcastle County, Science Hill Independent, Somerset Christian, South Laurel,
Southern Middle and Wayne County took part in the conference.

G2-TECS was created as a way to encourage students to consider mathematics-oriented and science-oriented careers, to gain confidence in mathematics and science and to take advanced level mathematics and science courses in high school. The G2-TECS program is designed to promote the National Science Foundationâ€™s (NSF) program which promotes a larger and more diverse science and engineering workforce.

Each student participated in hands-on workshops such as Emergency Medical Services â€“Paramedic, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Physics and Engineering, Augmented Reality and Radiography. Lunch was catered by SCC Culinary Arts students and Chefs Michael Wells and Ed Nazario.

G^{2}-TECS team members include: Alesa Johnson, Cindy Byrd, Carol Calcaterra, Tanya Cowan,
Deb House, Kelly Johnson, Kathy Lewis, Cecilia Ramilo and Shanda Catron.

__Adair (above):__

Brady Burton, a student from Adair County Middle School, recently participated in
the Guys Geared Up for Technology, Engineering, Computers and Science (G^{2}-TECS), at Somerset Community College. G^{2}-TECS was created as a way to encourage male students to consider mathematics-oriented
and science-oriented careers, to gain confidence in doing mathematics and science
and to take advanced level mathematics and science courses in high school.

__Casey (above):__

Students from Casey County Middle School recently participated in the Guys Geared
Up for Technology, Engineering, Computers and Science (G^{2}-TECS), at Somerset Community College. G^{2}-TECS was created as a way to encourage male students to consider mathematics-oriented
and science-oriented careers, to gain confidence in doing mathematics and science
and to take advanced level mathematics and science courses in high school. Shown above
from left: Hogan Price, Aaron Cravens, Blake Caudill.

__Cumberland (above):__

Students from Cumberland County Middle School recently participated in the Guys Geared
Up for Technology, Engineering, Computers and Science (G^{2}-TECS), at Somerset Community College. G^{2}-TECS was created as a way to encourage male students to consider mathematics-oriented
and science-oriented careers, to gain confidence in doing mathematics and science
and to take advanced level mathematics and science courses in high school. Shown above
from left: Jaden Burns, Konner Anderson, Nathan Vetter, Ashton Rakes.

__McCreary (above):__

Students from McCreary County Middle School recently participated in the Guys Geared
Up for Technology, Engineering, Computers and Science (G^{2}-TECS), at Somerset Community College. G^{2}-TECS was created as a way to encourage male students to consider mathematics-oriented
and science-oriented careers, to gain confidence in doing mathematics and science
and to take advanced level mathematics and science courses in high school. Shown above
from left: Nicholas Kendziorski, Trey Davis, Casey Joe Stephens.

__Meece (above):__

Students from Meece Middle School recently participated in the Guys Geared Up for
Technology, Engineering, Computers and Science (G^{2}-TECS), at Somerset Community College. G^{2}-TECS was created as a way to encourage male students to consider mathematics-oriented
and science-oriented careers, to gain confidence in doing mathematics and science
and to take advanced level mathematics and science courses in high school. Shown above
from left: Ben Clouse, Cole Reynolds, Christian Leigh, Skyler Cox.

__North Laurel (above):__

Students from North Laurel Middle School recently participated in the Guys Geared
Up for Technology, Engineering, Computers and Science (G^{2}-TECS), at Somerset Community College. G^{2}-TECS was created as a way to encourage male students to consider mathematics-oriented
and science-oriented careers, to gain confidence in doing mathematics and science
and to take advanced level mathematics and science courses in high school. Shown above
from left: Henry Chappell, Silas Smith, Brayden Cassidy

__Northern (above):__

Students from Northern Middle School recently participated in the Guys Geared Up for
Technology, Engineering, Computers and Science (G^{2}-TECS), at Somerset Community College. G^{2}-TECS was created as a way to encourage male students to consider mathematics-oriented
and science-oriented careers, to gain confidence in doing mathematics and science
and to take advanced level mathematics and science courses in high school. Shown above
from front left: Brady McKinney, Owen Alexander, Mason Strunk, Lucas Wheeldon, Brian
Estes; Middle (l to r): Abram Tingle, Hunter Petrey, Braeden Stringer, Austin Brown,
Lee Goodin, Jesse Clayton; back (l to r): Parker Sellers, Trey Price III, Grayson
Turner, Drew Polston, Colton Martin

__Rockcastle (above):__

Students from Rockcastle County Middle School recently participated in the Guys Geared
Up for Technology, Engineering, Computers and Science (G^{2}-TECS), at Somerset Community College. G^{2}-TECS was created as a way to encourage male students to consider mathematics-oriented
and science-oriented careers, to gain confidence in doing mathematics and science
and to take advanced level mathematics and science courses in high school. Shown above
from front left: Bryson Atkin, Silas Shaffer, Noah Fain, Carson White, Ethan Cotton;
back (l to r): Gary Ramsey, Ethan Fain, Reese Coguer, Drew Hopkins

__Science Hill (above):__

Students from Science Hill Independent School recently participated in the Guys Geared
Up for Technology, Engineering, Computers and Science (G^{2}-TECS), at Somerset Community College. G^{2}-TECS was created as a way to encourage male students to consider mathematics-oriented
and science-oriented careers, to gain confidence in doing mathematics and science
and to take advanced level mathematics and science courses in high school. Shown above
from left: Nicholas Borkes, James Sayers, Cole Allen, Jeremiah Smith, Luke Godsey

__Somerset Christian (above):__

Students from Somerset Christian School recently participated in the Guys Geared Up
for Technology, Engineering, Computers and Science (G^{2}-TECS), at Somerset Community College. G^{2}-TECS was created as a way to encourage male students to consider mathematics-oriented
and science-oriented careers, to gain confidence in doing mathematics and science
and to take advanced level mathematics and science courses in high school. Shown above
from left: Kaleb Martin, Tristan Upton, Hunter Kidd; back (l to r): Sawyer Mayne,
Joseph Crubaugh, Dallas Gumm

__South Laurel (above):__

Students from South Laurel Middle School recently participated in the Guys Geared
Up for Technology, Engineering, Computers and Science (G^{2}-TECS), at Somerset Community College. G^{2}-TECS was created as a way to encourage male students to consider mathematics-oriented
and science-oriented careers, to gain confidence in doing mathematics and science
and to take advanced level mathematics and science courses in high school. Shown above
from left: Ben House, James Rodgers, Jesse Hibbitts, Ethan Rogers, Logan White

__Southern (above):__

Students from Southern Middle School recently participated in the Guys Geared Up for
Technology, Engineering, Computers and Science (G^{2}-TECS), at Somerset Community College. G^{2}-TECS was created as a way to encourage male students to consider mathematics-oriented
and science-oriented careers, to gain confidence in doing mathematics and science
and to take advanced level mathematics and science courses in high school. Shown above
from left: Giddeon Brainard, Dev Patel, Kameron Dalton, Matthew Hall, Dakota Baird

__Wayne (above):__

Students from Wayne County Middle School recently participated in the Guys Geared
Up for Technology, Engineering, Computers and Science (G^{2}-TECS), at Somerset Community College. G^{2}-TECS was created as a way to encourage male students to consider mathematics-oriented
and science-oriented careers, to gain confidence in doing mathematics and science
and to take advanced level mathematics and science courses in high school. Shown above
from left: Aaron Hesse, John David Rains, Xander Sumner, Bryson Slaven