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March 25th 2017
The 2017 K-12 STEM Symposium: Careers in STEM
It takes a community of teachers, mentors, parents and local leaders to nurture a child’s curiosity of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Linking science and mathematics taught in the classroom to impactful careers is an ongoing national challenge. This year’s Symposium will help children discover new and exciting possibilities in the STEM fields within the National Capital Region. Elementary, middle and high school students will learn about computer coding, space, 3D printing, drones, connected cars and healthcare through a wide range of fun and interactive exhibitors and speakers.
High school and college internship opportunities can help students better understand exciting and wide-ranging careers available to those with STEM degrees. Summer and school-year STEM enrichment programs are a large part of a child’s interest in becoming proficient in the mathematics and sciences. Simple tools such as educational science and technology apps, family-friendly physics experiments and robotics building can also influence a child’s proficiently in the math and science.
- This is the forth year running since the initial STEM Symposium in 2014. We have only grown in size and diversity of age ranges, gender and race
- We project over 3,000 parents, kids and teachers to be in attendance
- Over 40 exhibitors from the business, government, academia and nonprofit sectors will be represented
- Exhibits include 3D printers, drones, flights simulators, physics experiences, heart monitors, topography models, puzzles and many robotics teams
- Over 20 local students will present top science fair projects before regional competition
Mission and Outcome:
The largest K-12 STEM Symposium in Northern Virginia, the Symposium provides the opportunity for students, parents and teachers in the National Capital Region (NCR) to interact with key business, education, non-profit and government leaders through real-life applications and presentations about how science, technology, engineering and mathematics impacts our community.
Parents will be directed to a variety of K-12 STEM opportunities that exist in the National Capital Region. From academic competitions, internships, after-school activities, special events, science and math enrichment courses, science fairs and more – parents remain in the driver seat of their child’s education.
Industry leaders also have the opportunity to gauge the proficiency of the local STEM pipeline.
The opportunities for students who are STEM-proficient are endless. Connecting exciting career opportunities to math and science taught in the classroom is critical for encouraging and keeping children interested in pursuing STEM careers. Get informed. Get excited. Get started.
Date: March 25th 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: The Nysmith School (13625 EDS Drive, Herndon, Virginia 20171)
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