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STEM Career Day will give high school students chance to explore

July 17, 2014

High school students can get a taste of applied learning at the college level during STEM Career Day Friday, Oct. 24, at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

High school students can get a taste of applied learning at the college level during STEM Career Day Friday, Oct. 24, at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

A daylong program will introduce students, grades nine through 12, to 13 undergraduate programs in STEM fields. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 15, or whenever the program is full. Registration often fills up early.

The cost is $15. Students must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone, who can attend at no charge.

Students model clothing at a fashion show on campus.Students can learn about the fashion industry; work in one of the applied science labs; use a robot to navigate a maze; design and program a simple computer game; or use injection molding to manufacture plastic parts, along with many other activities.

The annual event, sponsored by the UW-Stout STEM College, will have morning and afternoon sessions to let students try two potential career fields. The options are:

·Apparel design and development

·Applied math and computer science

·Applied science

·Computer engineering

·Construction

·Cross-media graphics management

·Engineering technology

·Environmental science

·Game design and development

·Information technology management

·Manufacturing engineering

·Packaging

·Plastics engineering

After an opening activity at 9:30 a.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center, the first lab tour and activity will be from 10-11:30 a.m., followed by lunch. The second lab will be from 12:15-1:45 p.m.

For more information, call the STEM College at 715-232-5263 or go online for the registration form. 

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UW-Stout students model clothing at a fashion show on campus. Apparel design and development will be one of the featured academic programs during STEM Career Day Oct. 24 at UW-Stout.

 

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