OKC STEM Expo: Imaginations & Curiosities Run Wild

On March 4th, 2016, the Dove Science Academy and Oklahoma City University will be hosting the OKC STEM Expo, an “innovative alternative to the typical science fair”. The OKC STEM Expo is themed around “preparing OKC’s future STEM workforce”, since being able to meet the growing demand for STEM skilled professionals begins with motivating students to take advantage of available educational and vocational opportunities. This free, one day event provides Oklahoma youth with the opportunity to explore their interests and skills by utilizing their knowledge, creativity, and real world application of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

“The STEM Expo is all about having students explore how STEM is an important part of our daily lives“

Have a strong STEM-education foundation opens doors and expands the realm of possibility. It ignites the imagination and the OKC STEM Expo encourages students to use all the imaginative powers they can muster to create engaging and hands-on presentations to be judged in two divisions (middle school & high school) and four categories (life science, physical science, engineering and mathematics). All public, private, charter and home-schooled students in sixth through 12th grade are eligible to participate.

“More than just a Science Fair, STEM Expo offers a place for Oklahoma students to exhibit their work alongside entertainment and learning opportunities for the entire family – including expert presentations, STEM educators, real scientists and interactive events.” 

First, second, and third places winners in each division and category will be awarded trophies, tablet pcs, Ipods. In addition, the teachers of the 1st place winners will be awarded a $100 gift card for their classroom.

ok_stem_expo_flyer-2016EVENT SCHEDULE:

8:30 — 9:30: Project Setup

9:30 — 10:00: Opening Ceremony

10:00 — 11:45: Project Display and Student Demos

12:00 — 12:30: Awards Ceremony

The event is open to the public. Those attending can browse exhibits, view demonstrations at the Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center, 2501 N Blackwelder.

Industry partners, non-profits, museums, higher-education institutions and federal and state agencies are invited to participate as exhibitors or sponsors.

 

To register as a student participant or exhibitor, go to okstemexpo.com/okc and click “registration.” For more information, email stemexpo@doveschools.org.

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Johnnie Jae
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Johnnie Jae is of the Otoe-Missouria and Choctaw tribes of Oklahoma. She is the managing partner of Native Max Magazine, founder of A Tribe Called Geek, and contributor to Native News Online. She is the manager and producer for the Success Native Style Radio Network, where she hosts the Indigenous Flame and A Tribe Called Geek radio shows. She is also a founding board member of Not Your Mascots.

Known as the “Brown Ball of Fury,” Jae seamlessly shifts from humor and pop culture to advocacy and digital media, which has made her a much-sought after speaker and commentator. Her work has been discussed in many media outlets, such as Indian Country Today, ATPN, CBC, USA Today, BBC, Global Post, Women’s E-News, Takepart.com and Upworthy. She has been a guest on several radio shows, including Native America Calling, Native Trailblazers, BBC World Have Your Say and ICI Radio.

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