Thursday, November 10, 2022
@ our Spruce Street Clubhouse

1040 Spruce St Lawrence, NJ 08648

Register today to attend three (3) 45 minute workshops, plus a career panel on STEM related topics.  Learn about careers in STEM fields and meet potential mentors.  Explore post-secondary career pathways and other STEM programs that can be pursued in high school and in college. 

The STEM Conference is specifically for 4th - 9th grade students.

                                   Registration is Closed!

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8:30 am                    Check-in
9:00 am                    Welcome & Keynote
9:30 am- 11:55 am   Workshop Sessions 
12:00 pm                   Lunch (Provided by Shake Shack)
 (A lunch selection is required.)

12:30 pm                   Career Exploration Panels

Available Workshops:

Broken Bones - Explore the field of medicine with a team of doctors while learning about medical preparedness.  
Cyber Attack! - What is cybersecurity? Learn how to protect yourself from cyber-attacks and phishing.
Dry Ice Capades - Witness the phenomenon of sublimation, the unique properties of dry ice & the spectacular "smoke" it creates.
Help Us Save the World! Plasma and Fusion Energy - What is the 4th state of matter?  Learn about the properties of plasma by exploring fusion energy and plasma physics. 
Introduction to Python - Ever wonder what goes into website development? Game creation? Introduction to Python will give you a quick overview of all things Python.
Make Your Own Scented Lotion and Explore the World of Fragrances - Create your own lotion while learning about emulsions and fragrances
Oceans, Weather and Climate - Examine the physics of our Earth's oceans and atmosphere.
Phytoplankton:  Jewels of the Delaware River - Explore the Delaware River and learn how to collect, process, and examine the planktonic community.
Roller Coaster Engineering - Design your own mini roller coaster and participate in a STEM Challenge.
Slime Time - Explore, create and slime around with the most entertaining and useful molecule known to science...polymers. 
Strawberry DNA - Discover how scientists use DNA research by extracting DNA from a strawberry.
Suspension Bridges - Become a Civil Engineer and challenge yourself to build the strongest suspension bridge.


We are still looking for presenters...

Contact us today to present a workshop at the STEM Conference

Volunteer to become a presenter!   Facilitate a 45 minute workshop (3 sessions) or participate in our carer panel. To join us, send an email to Debra Lawrey, STEM & Career Director 

Thank You our STEM Supporters

About BGC Mercer:

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County provide young people, ages 5-18, with social, enrichment and recreational activities through after school, online and summer programs.  Our programs focus on building bright futures!   Each year BGC Mercer gives 2,600 youth access to programs that provide character and leadership skill development, college and career preparation, caring adult mentors and knowledge about healthier living.  Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.