Inside Oberlin Conservatory, 51 children under age 10 prove that, through the power of science, bananas can produce sounds similar to a piano. These children, not typically seen on Oberlin’s campus, are participants in a daylong camp facilitated by Get with the Program, a nonprofit organization created by Jason Williams ’05 that promotes and reinforces literacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
“Growing up, I didn’t always see the relevance [of STEM subjects],” said Williams. “In high school, I took a calculus class, but I didn’t see how it applied to work in the real world. That’s a big part of Get with the Program—demonstrating that relevance to kids.”
Photograph by Yevhen Gulenko
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35 miles west of Cleveland
Nearest Airport: CLE
9% in-state, 84% out-of-state,
7% from abroad
and 40+ theater & dance
productions every year
Oberlin graduates go on to earn
than alumni of other undergraduate colleges
Steinway grand pianos,
1,500 instruments of highest quality
in grants awarded to
students each year