STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT STEM & STEM CAREERS
At STEM Fests, 7th-12th grade students from low-resourced schools spend the day at Frontier RTP, the Park's innovation center for startups. Students engage in various STEM-focused sessions to THINK about real-world challenges, IMAGINE themselves in a STEM career through hands-on demonstrations, BUILD to reinforce concepts and encourage long-term STEM exploration, and MEET with STEM professionals about the pathways to a STEM career.
STEM Fests occur twice annually (fall and spring), and applications open early in the fall for teachers to request their students' participation.
STEM Fest Sessions
Think sessions group students together to engage in design thinking and real-world problem solving based on a topic posed by a STEM organization.
Imagine sessions are hands-on demonstration tables staffed by STEM organizations to share the inner workings of a STEM career.
Build sessions reinforce concepts learned during the day while they are still fresh in students' minds to encourage long-term STEM exploration.
Meet sessions are an opportunity for students to speak with STEM professionals one on one to learn about the many pathways to a STEM career.
Volunteer at Stem Fests
Are you a STEM professional that would like to impact a student's future?
Lead a Session
STEM industry professionals, graduate students, post-docs and faculty at higher education institutions can play a pivotal role in exposing students to the dynamic world of STEM.