For Immediate Release: iUrban Teen’s Annual STEM+Arts Summit to be held at the University of Portland Campus


For Immediate Release – 05/09/2019

Media Contact: Joey Solis,

iUrban Teen’s Annual STEM+Arts Summit to be held at the University of Portland Campus

125 Youth and their families expected to participate in hands-on STEM activities and mentoring at fun and festive STEM Summit


Portland, OR — iUrban Teen’s successful STEM+Arts Summit, will return this year to the University of Portland campus on Saturday, May 11 from 9:00-2:30 p.m. The event, which will feature four tech-centered hands-on workshops expected to draw over 125 middle school and high school aged students from underrepresented backgrounds from the Portland Metro area. Sponsors include the University of Portland, Multnomah County, and Nike.

During the event, students will get an up-close and hands-on look at Engineering and Data Visualization, a guided tour of the Campus, as well as 1-1 interaction and mentoring from highly-qualified, high tech professionals from Cigna, Bonneville Power Administration, IOTAS and Mt Hood Community College. In addition, iUrban Teen and the University will partner up to provide a “Parent Roundtable” so that families gain insight into the educational and career pathways their students are exploring at the event.

Now in its’ eighth year, iUrban Teen is an opportunity for these students, who are the next generation of tech leaders, to learn from industry professionals and college officials and begin to build their educational and professional pathways. Focused on middle school and high school students from African American, Latinx, and Native American backgrounds, this iUrban Teen event is a great way for youth to understand both what they can expect from a career in a STEM field and to also interact with professional mentors who can share their experiences of pursuing STEM careers. Registration for this event is still open here.

About iUrban Teen – iUrban Teen is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) nationally recognized, multi-state program dedicated to bringing career-focused education to underrepresented teens ages 12 to 18. The program launched in 2011 and has served more than 6,000 youth across all locations. iUrban Teen’s programs have demonstrated results in providing mentors, educational pathways, and to African American, Latinx, and Native American students. iUrban Teen’s Founder and Chief Innovator, Deena Pierott, was recognized in October 2013 as a White House Champion of Change for Technology Inclusion. iUrban Teen was featured in INC Magazine as one of the top five organizations building the diverse talent pipeline in tech outside of Silicon Valley. For more information, please email or call Deena Pierott at 360.747.7068.