Register today to attend three 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.
8:30 am Check-in
9:00 am Welcome & Keynote
9:30 am- 11:55 am Workshop Sessions
12:00 pm Lunch (Provided)
12:30 pm Career Exploration Panels
Computer Aided Design - Introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD) with TinkerCAD. Learn how to use the electronics platform to wire and program microcontrollers.
Computers: How Do They Work- Learn the basics of computer hardware/software, networking, and cyber-security.
Design and Make Your Own Cleanser - Become a Product Development Scientist and make a “Fall-themed” skin care cleanser from scratch.
DIY Woodcraft - An Introduction to woodworking practices and the science behind epoxy.
Electric Cars, Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Transportation - Get an up close and personal look at a Tesla car.
Erupting Slime - Learn how to make a unique slime recipe while experimenting with acids and bases.
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.
Matter of Fact - Explore molecules and the forces that hold atoms together by mixing up a batch of Mad Science Putty.
The Science Behind Urine - Learn about the profession of medical laboratory science while being introduced to urinalysis or the study of urine.
Oceans, Weather, and Climate - Create a miniature ocean, learn about ocean waves and currents.
Fusion Energy & Plasma Physics - Learn about the properties of plasma by exploring fusion energy and plasma physics.
Volunteer to become a presenter (in-person and online options available)! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.