Northern Utah students and their families are invited to a Free Family Event at the Northern Utah STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Expo, to be held at the Davis Conference Center on Monday, November 6 from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. Local businesses and vendors will provide hands-on activities and interactive booth displays for students in grades K-12. Students from Davis, Weber, Ogden and Morgan school districts who attend this event will learn about career opportunities in STEM industries.
Since employer demand for workers trained in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is growing, educators know how important it is to prepare students for the changing workforce. By working together, educators from all four school districts hope to generate solutions to the STEM worker shortage. The STEM exposition is an important part of this goal because it will introduce young people to local STEM professionals and familiarize them with career and educational opportunities in STEM fields.
"The purpose of this event is to create an environment for students to build relationships with industry leaders and visualize paths into STEM fields,” says Tyson Grover, science supervisor at Davis School District. “Allowing students to experience touch points with STEM-related organizations helps them prepare and plan for their future or even envision a future they never knew existed. In the end, we want students to experience innovation and to realize they can be a part of it."
In addition to learning about STEM-based businesses, local colleges, universities, and industries will share information about STEM opportunities with students who visit their booths. College and career planning is also available.