Azusa Pacific University’s Center for Research in Science (CRIS) and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) will host the 7th annual STEM Day, themed “Shaping the Future of STEM: 2020 Visionaries.” More than 500 students in 6th-12th grades from across Southern California will participate.
Students will engage in a variety of classes and workshops. Subjects include chemistry, engineering, geology, and electricity. New and popular offerings include “Connecting Everything to the Internet- The Internet of Things;” “DIY Environment Monitoring;” “Visionary Habitats and Ecology of the Future;” and “There’s More than Roommates in My Dorm Room? A look at Dormitory Epidemiology.” This year, APU is partnering with Citrus College’s Rocket Owls team to host “Rocketry is Fun,” where students will build and launch rockets.
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Segerstrom Science Center, Azusa Pacific University West Campus, 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 on average than their non-STEM counterparts.