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.
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.