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Register now for STEMville Science Symposium!

posted Thursday March 13, 2014

If you register now, you can be a part of the first-ever STEMville Science Symposium -- a unique new program for students in grades 4-7 who are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math).

Click here to register! Spaces are limited.

Here are the details for STEMville Science Symposium:

  • Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
  • Time: 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Fee: $20 per student
  • Registration Deadline: March 28, 2014

Registration is online only; fees can be paid by credit card during registration or by check/money order mailed by Friday, March 14, 2014. The $20 fee is nonrefundable. Each registered student receives a conference backpack, a name badge, a notebook and a t-shirt. The fee also includes a light breakfast and snacks during the morning.

Some scholarships are available for students who qualify. Please see the registration form for more information about scholarships.

The STEMville Science Symposium schedule is filled with science enrichment and learning sessions, with activities that include these projects:

  • programming robots
  • constructing solar cells
  • extracting DNA from strawberries
  • building catapults
  • making recycled artwork
  • and more!
The program also includes a keynote address for all students. Graduate and undergraduate science students from UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University will lead the sessions, with assistance from local high school volunteers.

One of the STEMville Science Symposium goals is to serve underrepresented groups in STEM education, focusing on women, Latinos, African-Americans and students in rural and urban communities of lower socioeconomic status. This is a joint effort and collaboration with the Carolina Latina/o Collaborative (part of the UNC Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs) and the NCSU College of Sciences Office of Diversity and Student Services. The symposium is open to all students in Grades 4-7 while spaces remain.

For more information, contact Crystal Adams at cadams@unc.edu or 919-843-8496.