Growing scientists at STEM day

STEM Day- Engaging the next generation of scientists, engineers, and doctors. 

On a chilly March morning, school buses from over 15 local school districts converged on Wayne State University. They were loaded with middle school students and teachers arriving for the second annual STEM Day. Initiated in 2017, STEM Day doubled in size to over 2,000 students in 2018! And enthusiasm shows no sign of slowing down as registration filled minutes after opening both years. STEM Day gives local students a chance to learn about Wayne State University while showcasing Science, Technology, Education and Math programs, including the Biological Sciences. Associate Professor Dr. Lori Pile and Laboratory Coordinator Michelle Serreyn are members of the steering community that works with the university to design and manage this major event. Faculty, staff, and students from our department also play a central role in creating and leading exercises ranging from bioluminescence to wildlife behavior. A menu of over seventy fun, short science labs fills dozens of classrooms all over campus with high-energy kids, teachers, and chaperones. They experience Wayne State through campus tours and a complimentary lunch. In addition to exciting STEM activities and career information, follow up lesson plans are offered to middle school educators.
 
STEM Day is accredited by STEM.org, a leading organization in K through 12 STEM educational resources and credentialing. Our department enthusiastically embraced this engaging community activity. What can be more fun than sharing our passion for science with the next generation of researchers, teachers, doctors, and science advocates? And what could be better for Wayne State and the surrounding community than engaging local students and teachers in an exciting event on campus?
 
STEM Day is free and open to teachers and their classes, as well as individual and homeschool students.

 

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Growing scientists at STEM day 11/28/2018
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