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Rick Rodman volunteers with Irma Rangel students Rick Rodman, Senior Vice President of Capital One Bank, works with students at their summer STEM camp.

Capital One Bank associates volunteered their time at Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School’s summer camp on June 22. The associates helped 60 female students build hovercrafts and catapults during their STEM summer camp.

With Capital One Bank’s support, these young women will gain exposure to science, technology, math and engineering education to help develop skills and prepare them for future STEM jobs. Over the past decade, STEM jobs have grown at three times the pace of non-STEM jobs, but female students tend to lose interest in the STEM pipeline during middle and high school. Given that jobs requiring STEM skills will continue to increase, it is crucial for these young women to have exposure to STEM learning during their formative years.

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