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Sense of Wonder
Our outreach program aims to inspire and we do that by offering hands-on STEM learning in our community and on campus.
Connecting with Our Community
We do outreach at Swenson College in a big way. Our students, faculty and staff engage with local students in the surrounding communities to encourage interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
To support and promote more informed and engaged citizens and inspire the next generation of STEM workers.
To provide engaging STEM experiences for 6th-12th grade students, prioritizing connections with underserved students.
STEM Discovery Days- starting March 18
STEM fun, connection, knowledge, chance for prizes
Who: 7th-12th graders
What: Diverse STEM programming including: hands-on activities, informational videos, STEM career panel, pre-college meetings
When: Online videos and links starting March 18 for exploration on your on time, connect with us for online programming starting March 27
Where: From the comfort of your own home
How: Register here to receive a Hands-on Kit (while supplies last), Register here for Pre-college Programming, Register here for the STEM Career Panel, Register here for the Ethics in Computer Science & Technology discussion
Registration earns you an entry to win one of our prizes. Explore three or more videos, activities or meetings for three prize entries!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
Spring into Engineering- March 13
Youth will design 3 different engineering projects to put their creativity and problem-solving skills to the test!
Who: 3rd-5th graders
What: Free online engineering events developed and hosted by the UMD Society of Women Engineers
When: Saturday March 13th @ 12:30-2:45pm or 2:00-5:15pm (Choose one session)
Where: From the comfort of your own home, pick up materials at UMD March 6th @ 12-2 pm or March 8th @ 6-8 pm
How: Sign up here now! (supplies and space limited)
Virtual Planetarium- ongoing
Join the UMD Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium for engaging space-themed events via facebook Live
When: Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7
What: Learn about space, ask astronomers questions
Who: All ages
Programs include: Moon phases; At Home Astronomy; Constellation Story Time; Scale and Wonder of the Universe, Solar System Tour, Star Wars- Fact or Fiction, UFO's & Hubble's 30th Anniversary, Exoplanets
Archives of past events can be found here
Save the Date! 2021 Lake Superior Youth Symposium May 14
Register here now to "save your seat" for this (now virtual) biennial event hosted by Northern Michigan University
- Learn about our Great Lake and how to make a difference
- Virtual event for 8th-12th graders
- Minimal cost (~$25)
- Hands-on investigations, artistic expressions, field trips, team-building and leadership skills
Don't miss your chance to join this fantastic event!
On campus event update:
In light of the recent Coronavirus concerns the University is working hard to keep everyone safe. One of our prevention methods will be to decrease the number of people, in large groups, on campus and this includes youth programming.