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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and OrthoCarolina have partnered to introduce a new STEM-based internship program that uses sports and statistical performance to better prepare students for careers in data analytics and get them excited about science, technology, engineering and math. The program, called StatSquad, is being rolled out to five CMS high schools.
“For many of us, sports and sports statistics are part of our everyday lives. It’s something we get excited about and it’s a shared cultural passion,” said Dan Murrey, CEO of OrthoCarolina. “It’s imperative that we seek out unique ways to encourage the next generation of students to consider STEM subjects that can lead them to careers in medicine, technology or a number of other fields. StatSquad is a pioneer program that will set a great example, and it’s a program that we’re proud to support.”