Azusa Pacific’s University Libraries and Center for Research in Science host the fifth annual STEM Day, “Inspiring Wonder Through STEM.” For the first time, the event is open to anyone in grades 1-12. So far nearly 700 students from across Southern California have registered. Boy and Girl Scouts who attend can earn merit badges.
Attendees enjoy STEM classes that feature hands-on activities taught by APU professors and university students from various departments, representatives from the San Gabriel Nature Conservancy, and instructors from Barnabas Robotics. Classes include robotics, nuclear science, chemistry, astronomy, inventing, digital movie making, railroad, archaeology, engineering, electronics, and geology.
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018
Azusa Pacific University
701 E. Foothill Blvd, Azusa
The U.S. Department of Education sees STEM education as a top priority and states that all students should have the chance to study and be inspired by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and to reach their full potential. STEM careers are growing at a greater rate than the average for all occupations. Economic projections point to a need for approximately 1 million more STEM professionals than the U.S. will produce at the current rate over the next decade. STEM workers earn 29 percent more than their non-STEM counterparts.
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