Grove City College will host the
Pennsylvania Northwestern Regional STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics) Network Conference, “STEM 4 Life,” on
Tuesday, May 21.
The NWPA STEM Conference is an ongoing effort to raise awareness and improve educational opportunities for schools to prepare students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
This year’s conference will introduce high school students to STEM technology in the fields of medicine, entrepreneurship, manufacturing and education. Over 120 high school students will participate in hands-on presentations and demonstrations.
One activity will be the Festo’s Mechatronics Mobile Lab (MML) which will be staffed with experts in the field of automation. The MML is touring the United States as part of a mission to educate companies, schools and students about energy efficient automation technology and services and the latest advancements. Other highlights include a 3D printer demonstrations, robotics, entrepreneurship and simulators.
A keynote will be delivered by Executive Director of the eCenter@LindenPointe and Adjunct Professor and Director of the GCC VentureLab Yvonne English. She will share the importance of knowing how online personal information is being used by potential employers and networking partners.
The Northwestern Pennsylvania STEM Network is committed to improving STEM education through partnerships between K-12 educators, business and industry and higher education. Grove City College is proud to serve as a partner in this year’s STEM Conference to help students, educators and the broader community in STEM related fields and initiatives. In addition to its strong academics, the College promotes positive change in educational opportunity in western Pennsylvania.
For more information on the conference, visit www.nwstem.com.