MEN in STEM Conference
April 6, 2013
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The 5th Annual MEN in STEM conference, sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School and EMC Corporation will be held at the EcoTarium on April 6, 2013. The goal of the conference is to expose 75 Worcester middle school young men to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; and to begin conversations with local men who use STEM in their professions.
The day begins with interactive workshops led by men who use STEM in their careers.
Through demonstrations and group activities, the interactive workshops show the students how STEM is used in the workplace. The presenters explain different entry ways to their careers and provide tips on courses of study and ways to prepare and train for their professions. The students then rotated to different workshops so that each student is able to attend 3 of 6 possible workshops.
At the conclusion of the workshop session, the students are transported to the University of Massachusetts Medical School for a luncheon. The luncheon provides an opportunity for students and presenters to continue discussions in a more informal setting. Following lunch, the students listen to a keynote speech and participate in a question and answer period with the keynote speaker.
*The STEM Pipeline Fund administered through the Department of Higher Education supports the programs of the Central MA STEM Network.