Young Women's Conference in STEM
The Young Women’s Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics taking place on Thursday, March 16, 2023, introduces middle-school and high-school-aged girls (in 7th through 10th grades) to women scientists and engineers and the wide breadth of careers available to them in these fields. Prominent women scientists and engineers from around the region spend the day with the girls in a variety of formats that includes small-group presentations, hands-on activities, a keynote address, and a chemistry demo.
Greenpower USA Racecar Team
In an effort to engage more girls in STEM, Exxon Mobil scientists spend the day with 8th grade girls for a day filled with STEM-tastic learning! Eighth grade student Leah Kemp shared with the School Superintendent, "Most groups say that girls should be involved in [STEM} not just because they're girls, but because it's interesting. I'm involved in [STEM] because it's interesting! I'm involved because I like science and the hands-on approach." The eighth-grade girls spend the day with engineers to practice their skills at collaboration, problem-solving, brainstorming, with some math, science, creativity, and ingenuity thrown-in.
Women in STEM Lunch and Learn
The Lunch and Learn program was co-sponsored by the National Science Honor Society and a Robotics team. Individuals were invited to talk about STEM careers.
New Jersey Makers Day
Community members of all ages join together in a fun-filled day with creative hands-on activities with a STEM focus. New Jersey Maker’s Day, held in downtown Flemington, brings together innovation, creativity, and inspires growth in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, math and more. Maker’s Day seeks to enhance community engagement and facilitate connections among New Jersey residents by exploring new and interesting opportunities for community-wide education, entrepreneurship, and hands-on learning experiences.
Hunterdon Robotics believe in sparking interest in STEM at an early age. Over 90% of their alumni have gone on to college in a STEM-related field. This partner group work closely with other local organizations to support numerous STEM clubs.
These nights are focused on bringing the community together to engage in learning and “making” together. Student agency and leadership from students is promoted through peer leaders. The College of New Jersey and the Robotics Clubs, as well as Women in STEM club members participate.
Family Technology Nights
All families in the areas are invited to participate in robot builds, demonstrations, hands-on STEM activities and take-home robotics builds.
Girl Scout STEM Night
The Girl Scout STEM event was led by a local Girl Scout Troop. The girls work on their “Robotics” badge and participate in STEM activities and learning events.