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Middle-schoolers from low-income areas attend college prep camp

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Chicago middle school students are going to college this week.

The program called CampUS aims to get kids interested in the field of STEM: Science, technology, engineering and math.

"We really want to expose our kids to those fields," Emely Crockrell says.

Emely Cockrell runs the program called CampUS. They teamed up with the Illinois Institute of Technology to give the young students a taste of college life with a focus on science and innovation.

"There's an abundance of jobs in those fields and a shortage of people in the United States to fill them," Crockrell explains.

The students had to create a new technology in one class – a skill that could help them become the next big innovator.

"We have to write down the product description, the target market," Liliana Vazquez from the Ariel Community Academy says.

"We have to research everything to make sure that nobody else came up with the product that we have and make it easy for everybody to use," says Tubuka Evans, who attends Shoop Academy of Math, Science and Technology.

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