High school students from throughout the region are invited to Washtenaw Community College (WCC) February 27-29 to learn more about career opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).
STEAM Week brings together higher education and industry partners to share expertise and experiences related to STEM/STEAM careers. A combination of in-person and online activities include interactive workshops, career presentations and scientific documentaries.
Events are also open to WCC students and the community.
Two STEM Scholar scholarships will be awarded to cover tuition and books. Current or prospective WCC students are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. The application form is available on the STEAM Week webpage.
The STEM Scholars program at WCC prepares students to transfer and pursue four-year degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program is a pathway to internships, research opportunities and mentoring support, among other benefits.
STEAM Week at WCC highlights include
Day 1 – STEAM Week will kick off with a virtual keynote by Dr. Joseph Ballard, director of MI-LSAMP and Student Access, Belonging, Engagement and Success.
Other virtual sessions will highlight the “Intersection of Arts, STEM and Product Development,” “Plane Waves Instruments: Demonstration/Telescopes,” “Astrophotography,” “Power Engineers Incorporated” and “Imposter Syndrome Workshop.”
Day 2 – In-person keynotes will be presented by representatives from the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and the Ann Arbor Police Department.
Student poster presentations and STEM student success stories will be featured.
Campus tours will be offered in the afternoon in the advanced manufacturing, welding, HVAC, automotive cybersecurity, transportation and nursing simulation labs at WCC.
Day 3 – Virtual sessions will include “Careers in Computer and Information Science,” “STEM Career Exploration and Outlook,” “Careers in Engineering,” and “STEM Careers Couragion.”
All activities are free and open to the public. To register or view a detailed schedule of the week’s events, visit www.wccnet.edu/steam.
STEAM WEEK AT WCC
- What: STEAM Week highlights the exciting world of STEM and STEAM careers and educational pathways
- When: February 27-29
- Where: Virtually and in-person on the Washtenaw Community College campus, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor
- Who: Open to high school students and others who are interested in pursuing a STEM/STEAM career
- Webpage: wccnet.edu/steam