STEM Programs & Events

The Great Lakes Bay Region is home to a plethora of programs and events related to science, technology, engineering, and math. You can view our curated list of great programs and events below.

Science Sunday!

Come view a live science demonstration and learn how it works! Every other Sunday!
When: Sun November 13 2016 1:00 PM - Sun December 31 2017 2:00 PM
Where: Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum

3D Design in Architecture

Taught by Stephen Skorski, Human Environmental Studies Faculty
Appropriate for grades 6 - 9
Cost $50, due a registration

Explore scale and the relationship between 2D and 3D design. The course will focus on the basic principles of architecture as students design and build their own 3D structure.

Course Dates:
• January 18
• January 25
• February 1
• February 8
• February 15

Please contact Ashley O'Neil, biede1aj@cmich.edu, with any questions.?
When: Thu January 18 2018 5:00 PM - Thu February 15 6:30 PM
Where: Central Michigan University

3D Design in Architecture

Taught by Stephen Skorski, Human Environmental Studies Faculty
Appropriate for grades 6 - 9
Cost $50, due a registration

Explore scale and the relationship between 2D and 3D design. The course will focus on the basic principles of architecture as students design and build their own 3D structure.

Course Dates:
• January 18
• January 25
• February 1
• February 8
• February 15
Please contact Ashley O'Neil, biede1aj@cmich.edu, with any questions.?
When: Thu January 18 2018 5:00 PM - Thu February 15 6:30 PM
Where: Central Michigan University

Energy in Chemistry

Taught by Sharyl Majorski , Chemistry Faculty
Appropriate for grades 5 - 7
Cost $50, due a registration

Understand how energy sources like the sun can be converted into usable energy for motion and heat. Combining chemistry labs with engineering problems, students will engineer and design cars and rockets and explore the changes that occur as energy is converted.

Course Dates:
• March 5, 12, 19
• April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Please contact Ashley O'Neil, biede1aj@cmich.edu, with any questions.?

Register using the link below. Choose "Energy and Chemistry" to reserve a spot in this course.
When: Mon March 5 2018 4:00 PM - Mon April 30 5:30 PM
Where: Central Michigan University

Energy in Chemistry

Taught by Sharyl Majorski , Chemistry Faculty
Appropriate for grades 5 - 7
Cost $50, due a registration

Understand how energy sources like the sun can be converted into usable energy for motion and heat. Combining chemistry labs with engineering problems, students will engineer and design cars and rockets and explore the changes that occur as energy is converted.

Course Dates:
• March 5, 12, 19
• April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Please contact Ashley O'Neil, biede1aj@cmich.edu, with any questions.?
When: Mon March 5 2018 4:00 PM - Mon April 30 5:30 PM
Where: Central Michigan University

Fashion and Technology: Smart Tools for Smart Girls

Sewing Lab, Wightman Hall


Su An and Ling Zhang , Fashion Merchandising and Design Faculty
Appropriate for grades 6 - 9
Cost $50, due a registration

"What do I need science and math for? I am going to be a fashion designer." All too frequently these types of statements are made of young girls who are not able to make the connection between a STEM education and what they perceive to be relevant to their lives. In today's society, STEM concepts have grown so integral to the economy that middle and high-school students need to experience workplace-relevant applications of STEM-related tools and engage in activities to show how technology is applied to solve real-world problems. Additionally, students that study STEM content in an inquiry-based environment are more likely to be engaged learners and are more likely to seek STEM related career pathways.

Like other industries, the fashion industry is also looking for young female professionals who can apply STEM concepts and are comfortable utilizing technology to envision new products and collaboratively solve apparel design problems. Much of fashion today involves the use of state-of-the-art technology, combined with innovative fibers and fabrics. This short course focuses on allowing middle-school girls to engage in STEM learning through Fashion and Technology.

Please contact Ashley O'Neil, biede1aj@cmich.edu, with any questions.?
When: Fri March 23 2018 4:00 PM - Mon April 23 5:30 PM
Where: Central Michigan University

Fashion and Technology: Smart Tools for Smart Girls

Su An and Ling Zhang , Fashion Merchandising and Design Faculty
Appropriate for grades 6 - 9
Cost $50, due a registration

"What do I need science and math for? I am going to be a fashion designer." All too frequently these types of statements are made of young girls who are not able to make the connection between a STEM education and what they perceive to be relevant to their lives. In today's society, STEM concepts have grown so integral to the economy that middle and high-school students need to experience workplace-relevant applications of STEM-related tools and engage in activities to show how technology is applied to solve real-world problems. Additionally, students that study STEM content in an inquiry-based environment are more likely to be engaged learners and are more likely to seek STEM related career pathways.

Like other industries, the fashion industry is also looking for young female professionals who can apply STEM concepts and are comfortable utilizing technology to envision new products and collaboratively solve apparel design problems. Much of fashion today involves the use of state-of-the-art technology, combined with innovative fibers and fabrics. This short course focuses on allowing middle-school girls to engage in STEM learning through Fashion and Technology.

Course Dates:
• March 23: Introduction to digital printing
• March 30: Designing prints
• April 6: Introduction to sewing and pattern making
• April 13: Sewing and finishing the project
• April 23: Presentation

Please contact Ashley O'Neil, biede1aj@cmich.edu, with any questions.?
When: Fri March 23 2018 4:00 PM - Mon April 23 5:30 PM
Where: Central Michigan University