Who:

Azusa Pacific’s University Libraries and the Center for Research in Science hosts the 6th annual STEM Day, themed “Deciphering the Secrets of STEM.” More than 500 students, 1st-12th grade, from across Southern California will participate.

What:

Attendees will assume the role of secret agents as they learn about various STEM fields. STEM classes are taught by APU faculty and students, along with local experts. Classes include advanced inventions for the field, engineering for agents 101, robotics for sleuths, confidential chemistry, enigma of electricity, mammal mysteries, and top secret nuclear handling.

When:

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, 7 a.m. -12 p.m.

Where:

Azusa Pacific University

Darling Library, West Campus

701 E. Foothill Blvd, Azusa

Why: 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 on average than their non-STEM counterparts.

Contact
Rachel White
Associate Director of Public Relations
(626) 815-4502 | rewhite@apu.edu