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
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 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
·Cross-media graphics management
·Game design and development
·Information technology management
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
For more information, call the STEM College
at 715-232-5263 or go online for the registration form.
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.