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STEMville Science Symposium is a wonderful opportunity for children to explore different types of STEM careers!

STEMville Science Symposium is a half-day science conference for children in grades four through seven. They meet and talk with scientists and researchers, participate in workshops and conduct experiments - constructing solar cells, extracting DNA from strawberries, building catapults and more.

STEMville Science Symposium is designed to be like a professional conference for career scientists in every way. There's even a keynote speaker, a snack break and a swag bag complete with notebook, pen, conference program, t-shirt and other goodies.

This event is part of the North Carolina Science Festival.

STEMville Science Symposium 2019

April 6, 2019

8:30 am – 12:30 pm​

2019 Keynote Speaker: DJ A-Minor

Andre’ Barden has always loved music of all kinds. From listening to his parents’ records and his sister’s hip hop tapes around the house to becoming the accomplished DJ A-Minor, that love has grown with him. Andre’ discovered his passion for mixing music while working for a friend’s DJ business in college. He accidentally blended two songs together one night and was hooked from then on! His first time playing music for a live audience was at the campus dining hall at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and he began getting gigs at all of the major venues in town soon after that. After winning several mix competitions and opening for big name musicians, A-Minor is now the official DJ of both the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets and the University of South Carolina’s Gamecocks Football program. He has also taught classes in the Department of Music at UNC Chapel Hill and in Bangladesh as part of the department’s Next Level program.


8:30AM: Sign-in/light breakfast reception in Rotunda

9:00AM - 9:45AM: Keynote address in the GSK Fulldome Theatre



9:55AM - 10:40AM:  1st session 

Break and move to next session

10:50AM - 11:35AM:  2nd session

Break and move to next session

11:45AM - 12:30PM:  3rd session



After students finish with their 3rd session, they will be dismissed to the West Lawn where they were dropped off that morning. Parents will be able to park, walk up to the tables, and sign out their student(s) after presenting a valid photo ID.

After the symposium, join us on Cameron Avenue for the UNC Science Expo, a signature event of the North Carolina Science Festival. Enjoy hundreds of activities including hands-on experiments, live science demos, stage entertainment, and more!

Registration and Fees

  • Online registration will open 9 a.m., Monday, Feb. 18
  • Fees are $25 per participant
  • Scholarships available

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