March 9, 2017

Wayne State University hosts inaugural STEM Day, March 14

WHAT:

Wayne State University is hosting its first STEM Day, which is expected to bring 1,000 middle school students and teachers to campus. The free half-day program — featuring sixth- through ninth-grade students — is designed to bring the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life through hands-on interactive sessions, including:

  • Fire tornados
  • Seaweed tissue repair
  • Planetarium shows
  • Liquid nitrogen ice cream
  • Walking on water
  • In celebration of Pi Day, WSU is partnering with the Grand Traverse Pie Company to host a “Pi Off” event. Participants will go head-to-head with College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Wayne Raskind. Those who recite Pi to the furthest digit will be rewarded with pie.

*Due to an overwhelming response, every session has been filled to capacity and no further reservations will be accepted.

WHEN:

9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, March 14

Itinerary Detail

9 a.m. – Check-in and optional campus tours begin

10 a.m. – Activity I begins

10:45 a.m. – Break; walk to next session

11:05 a.m. – Activity II begins

12:15 p.m. – Optional lunch or campus tour

1 p.m. – Optional campus tour

WHERE:

Locations throughout Wayne State’s Midtown Detroit campus.  

MORE INFO:

For a full description of STEM sessions and activities, and other important event information, visit wayne.edu/stemday/

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:

Excellent video and photo opportunities will be available throughout the event. Faculty STEM experts and event organizers also will be on hand to offer comments.

*Media representatives planning to cover STEM Day should contact Ted Montgomery, tedmontgomery@wayne.edu, 313-577-5699.

Contact

Ted Montgomery
Phone: 313-577-5699
Email: tedmontgomery@wayne.edu

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