Jan
30
Apr 3

‘Wisconsin YES!’ Student Business Plan Contest

Wisconsin Youth Entrepreneurs in Science, a statewide youth business plan contest modeled after the Governor’s Business Plan Contest, is open for online entries from Wisconsin middle- and high-school students from now until 5 p.m. April 3, 2017.

Public, private and home-schooled students across Wisconsin are eligible to turn their science- and tech-related ideas into business plans and compete for cash and prizes. The contest begins with a 250-word summary submitted through www.WisconsinYES.com. Entries that advance to Phase 2 of the competition will expand their idea into a 1,000-word executive summary. Throughout the process, students get feedback from professionals across Wisconsin who will serve as judges. For more information, click here.

Feb
24
Apr 15

2017 Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition for High School Students

The Central States Water and Environment Association is hosting the 2017 Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition for high school students in Wisconsin.

Each year, high school students from across the country make new discoveries and solve complex problems by conducting science experiments. Students with water-related projects are eligible to enter the state Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition. To enter, students must submit their research papers online at www.sjwp.org by April 15, 2017.

The winner of Wisconsin will receive a scholarship to attend the national competition in Charlotte, NC. Click for details. 

Mar
1
Apr 17

Apply for STEM Forward's $2,000 Scholarship before April 17, 2017

STEM Forward is awarding one, deserving high school senior, enrolled in a southeastern Wisconsin school with a $2,000 scholarship to pursue a college degree inSTEM at a two- or four-year Wisconsin technical college or university.

Applications and eligibility requirements are online at: http://www.stemforward.org/scholarship

To be eligible, your school and/or school district must participate in at least one STEM Forward program (Ex: Future City Competition, Day of Engineering, Rube Goldberg Machine Contest) or you must have participated in one STEM Forward program in the past.

The last day to apply is April 17, 2017. The winner will be announced before May 31, 2017. If you have questions, please contact Chantel Kuczmarski at 414.221.7720.

Mar
16
May 31

BEST (Biochemical Excellence in Science and Technology) Summer High School Workshop

Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) is hosting a FREE summer workshop for high school students, introducing them to chemical technology and biotechnology.

This two-week course meets from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Students can participate from June 19-29, 2017 or July 10-20, 2017.

Click here for details and to register. Registration is from now until May 31, 2017!

The Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP) and the Biochemical Excellence in Science and Technology (BEST) grant are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

During this two-week workshop, students will be exposed to scientific inquiry of conducting experiments, recording data and analyzing results. Students will earn one college credit for completing the workshop. Lunch vouchers and free bus fare are included.

Mar
31
11:30 am11:30

NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge Competition at Waukesha County Technical College

The NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge is a competition that challenges middle school students to solve an engineering problem using fluid power. Students work in teams to design and build a fluid power machine,  and then compete with other teams in a timed competition! The Challengegives kids experience in hands-on learning, teamwork, problem-solving and perseverance. It introduces them to careers in the fluid power industry and creates an environment where failing is ok, because it's the best way to learn and succeed.

The NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge is an educational competition designed to introduce science and engineering to middle school students in a fun and friendly environment. Students learn about the basics of fluid power, teamwork, coordination, and organization, as they experiment and design their own unique machine. The Action Challenge allows kids to get hands-on exposure to scientific concepts in a competition format that makes learning and problem-solving both fun and engaging! We have several challenges each and every school year. Click here for details.

Any middle school willing to participate and take one or more teams, can contact Sarah Meekma at smeekma@priceeng.com. She will be able to provide more information regarding the event. Teams may be eligible for a $500 grant to cover transportation and any other costs associated with attending the challenge. This is a free event.

Apr
5
10:00 am10:00

PLTW's Day at the Capitol

Students from Project Lead The Way schools throughout Wisconsin will be showcasing some of their work at the Capitol in Madison, WI. A short program will take place at noon.

Apr
7
10:00 am10:00

STEM Workshop: "How Does My Brain Work?"

Sponsors are needed to support an interactive and hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workshop, themed "How Does My Brain Work?

The mission of this workshop is to promote STEM among young girls and to demonstrate how creativity and interest in STEM will lead to exciting careers, life-changing, and often life-saving, accomplishments with a global impact. The event will take place at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. April 7. Participants include middle and high school girls from the Mequon-Thiensville School District. The following organizations are supporting this event: IEEE, IEEE Women in Engineering, GE Healthcare, MSOE, UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, STEM Forward.

If interested in this sponsorship opportunity, please contact Olga Imas at imas@msoe.org. Click here for more information.

Apr
10
Apr 15

Discovery World Hosts Robotics Week

Robotics enthusiasts are invited to attend Discovery World's annual event, Robotics Week, from Monday, April 10 to Saturday, April 15. This is a week-long showcase of robots, programs, teams, activities and organization during Milwaukee Public School's spring break at Discovery World.

Apr
11
5:00 pm17:00

ASCE/SWE/STEM Forward's Dream Big Movie Night

All around the world, engineers are pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative, and amazing ways. Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a giant-screen film about engineering, will take viewers on a journey of discovery from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds. Along the way, the audience will witness how today’s engineers are shaping the world of tomorrow.

Join members of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of Women Engineers and STEM Forward for an hour of cocktails and networking at Discovery World, followed by the movie and a short discussion. Register here.

  •  5 p.m. Tuesday, April 11
  •  Discovery World, 500 N Harbor Drive, Milwaukee
May
1
12:30 am00:30

2017 NFPA Robotics Challenge - FIRST® Scholarship Deadline

In support of the FIRST® mission, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is offering one merit-based scholarship, for $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years), to high school seniors who have participated on a 2017 FIRST® Robotics Competition Team. This scholarship may be utilized for an Engineering course of study at any United States tech school/college or university that holds accredited status.Three (3) finalists will be chosen from essay entries. Phone interview with the finalists will determine the ultimate scholarship winner. Click here for details. If you have questions, please contact Lynn Beyer at lbeyer@nfpa.com.

May
4
11:00 am11:00

10th Annual Spring STEM Partners Showcase

Each spring, the MPS STEM Partners join together to celebrate Milwaukee Public Schools’ student-focused STEM and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming. The event showcases multiple STEM programs offered at MPS, including Project Lead The Way (PLTW), FIRST and FLL Robotics, IT education, Construction, Transportation, LAUNCH (PLTW) Elementary Engineering program and much more. More than 30 student displays featuring a variety of projects will be available. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk directly with students and teachers about their work as well as network.
Click here to view the flyer.

RSVP on or before Friday, April 28, 2017 to Terri Salzer at salzertj@milwaukee.k12.wi.us.

* Due to a permanent road closure in the middle of Direct Supply's campus, guests will need to access Industrial Road off of Mill Road.  Feel free to park in lot “P8” and enter door ‘G.’ Click here to view the map.

May
13
8:30 am08:30

The EgGS Initiative (Engaging Girls in STEM) Workshop for High School Girls

The EgGS Initiative (Engaging Girls in STEM) is offering high school girls a unique opportunity to work with STEM professional women from a variety of companies on strategies and business skills to help them thrive in fields traditionally dominated by men. The half-day workshop encourages girls to think like a professional while working on competencies key to their long-term success. It is designed for sophomore, junior and senior students.

There is no cost to participate, but seating is limited. Schools should register their students as soon as possible.

•    May 13 at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa

For details, including a link to register students, click here.
Questions? Contact the EgGS Initiative at eggsinitiative@gmail.com.

May
20
10:00 am10:00

STEMke Career Day


The Department of Public Works (DPW), the Department of Employee Relations (DER) and other city departments are hosting the first-ever city of Milwaukee STEMke Career Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 20.

Fun for the whole family will take place at Discovery World Museum on Milwaukee's lakefront. Students and parents alike can gather city job-related information, while younger kids stay busy with the many hands-on STEM activities planned for inside and out.


Mar
24
Mar 25

Wisconsin Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition at UW Panther Arena, Milwaukee

The FIRST Robotics Competition challenges teams of young people and their mentors to solve a common problem in a six-week timeframe using a standard “kit of parts” and a common set of rules. Teams build robots from the parts and enter them in competitions designed by Dean Kamen, Dr. Woodie Flowers, and a committee of engineers and other professionals. Times are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  Click here for details.

Mar
16
Mar 18

WSST Annual Conference

The Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (WSST) Annual Conference will be held March 16-18, 2017 at the Olympia Resort, in Oconomowoc. The theme for the conference: Going for Gold, is a play off the name of the resort as well as our goal to help you become the best science educator possible. We want you to go for gold!  Make sure to reserve your room at Olympia Resort early. Click here for details.

Mar
3
10:00 am10:00

WI Regional Rube Goldberg High School Competition

Attention High School Teachers: Sign up now for the WI Regional Rube Goldberg High School Competition!

STEM Forward is hosting three Rube Goldberg Machine Contests for southeastern Wisconsin students in 2017. STEM Forward is hosting the Wisconsin Regional High School Competition on Friday, March 3 at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) in Pewaukee. Teams work together to build a complicated machine that can do a simple task. This year's challenge is to apply a Band-Aid in 20 or more steps. For more details and to register, click here.

 

Feb
28
11:00 am11:00

2017 "Wonders of Plastics" Essay Contest Deadline


The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) presents its 22nd annual "Wonders of Plastics" essay contest open to all middle and high school students. The essay must be sponsored by a teacher and must meet certain requirements. Students have an opportunity to write an essay about the wonders plastics for your chance to win up to $250. Essay submissions must be mailed by Feb. 28, 2017.
Click here for all the details.

Feb
25
6:30 pm18:30

Milwaukee Robotics Coalition Launch Party

A newly established nonprofit organization, the Milwaukee Robotics Coalition (MRC), is hosting an event aimed at raising awareness and support for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) education in Southeastern Wisconsin. The MRC Launch Party will take place at 42 Lounge, 326 E. Mason St., Milwaukee on Saturday, February 25 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.  More information about the event, which is free and open to the public, is at www.mkeroboco.org.

Feb
24
11:30 am11:30

NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge Workshop at Waukesha County Technical College

The NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge is a competition that challenges middle school students to solve an engineering problem using fluid power. Students work in teams to design and build a fluid power machine,  and then compete with other teams in a timed competition! The Challengegives kids experience in hands-on learning, teamwork, problem-solving and perseverance. It introduces them to careers in the fluid power industry and creates an environment where failing is ok, because it's the best way to learn and succeed.

The NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge is an educational competition designed to introduce science and engineering to middle school students in a fun and friendly environment. Students learn about the basics of fluid power, teamwork, coordination, and organization, as they experiment and design their own unique machine. The Action Challenge allows kids to get hands-on exposure to scientific concepts in a competition format that makes learning and problem-solving both fun and engaging! We have several challenges each and every school year. Click here for details.

Any middle school willing to participate and take one or more teams, can contact Sarah Meekma at smeekma@priceeng.com. She will be able to provide more information regarding the event. Schools may be eligible for a $500 grant to cover transportation and any other costs associated with attending the challenge. This is a free event.

 

Feb
9
5:30 pm17:30

Learn Deep Collab Lab: Systems Thinking in Schools

Join K12 educators from across greater Milwaukee to use some of the visual tools of systems thinking as we engage in a discussion around the challenges connected to innovation and authentic learning in schools.
WHERE: Ward 4 - 333 N. Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee

The event is free, but space is limited. For details and registration, click here.

Feb
9
Feb 28

GE Additive Education Program accepting applications from schools for 3D Printers

GE is now accepting applications from schools for the GE Additive Education Program (AEP). GE will invest $10 million over the next five years in two educational programs, to develop pipelines of future talent in additive manufacturing. Enabling educational institutions to provide access to 3D printers will help accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing, worldwide

Interested schools may complete the application form here. For more information, see GE Additive’s FAQ page here, or visit www.geadditive.com.

Feb
4
9:00 am09:00

Science Expo at Shopko Hall in Green Bay

Each year, over 4,000 guests fill Shopko Hall in Green Bay for a day of interactive STEM fun! The science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) behind everyday situations and careers comes alive at The Einstein Project Science Expo, presented by Wisconsin Public Service.

On Feb. 4, 2017 visitors can practice making paper with a local paper company, interact in front of the TV green screen, design a robot, operate a laser show, play with reality and much more. Also, throughout the day, attendees can enjoy science and engineering shows on the main stage and K-8th grade students can participate in the annual Science Fair.
Admission for the event is $4 per person and kids age 2 and younger are free. For details, please visit http://www.einsteinproject.org/events/science-expo-science-fair/.

Feb
3
Feb 4

FIRST Tech 2017 State Championship All Bots – Ready. Set. Go!

The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Technology Challenge (FTC) is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Through their involvement with FTC, students discover the rewards of collaboration and develop a deeper understanding of innovation and engineering. UWM is proud to support this initiative and host the FIRST Technology Challenge State Championship. Click here for details.

Feb
1
5:00 pm17:00

DSHREP Application Deadline

Each summer, the Office of Student Affairs/Diversity at the Medical College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (MCW) offers programs to promote diversity in the medical field and provide a gateway to clinical careers. MCW’s summer enrichment programs are designed for students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in medical and biomedical research.

The Diversity Summer Health-related Research Education Program (DSHREP) is now accepting applications until 5 p.m. Feb. 1, 2017. Click here for details. The program runs from May 31 to Aug. 31, 2007.

 

Feb
1
11:00 am11:00

Nominations due for the Energy Educator of the Year Awards

The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) is now accepting nominations for the Energy Educator of the Year Awards. Nominations are due Feb. 1, 2017.

There will be two Energy Educators of the Year in 2017. Winners will receive $500 to support further energy education efforts through technology and skills training. Funds will be awarded to the winners' schools or organizations. Winners will also be recognized at the Celebration of Excellence in Environmental Education Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 22 at the Lussier Family Heritage Center in Madison. Click here to nominate someone (or yourself) today!

Jan
31
Feb 28

McCottry Foundation Letter of Intent Due

McCottry Foundation awards grants on a quarterly basis under outlined elected social causes to assist U.S. 501(c)(3) organizations with projects and programs, while also providing resources to the community. The subject of the foundation’s focus changes each quarter, enabling them to assist a number of organizations in varying fields.

For this quarter, McCottry Foundation’s area of focus is STEM education. If you would like to be considered for a grant, the first step is to submit a letter of intent at http://mccottryfoundation.org/apply by February 28, 2017. Applicants submitting letters of intent will be notified by March 1, 2017 if selected and will be asked to submit full proposals. Final decisions will be announced the week of April 1, 2017.

Jan
30
9:15 am09:15

Christ King School Science Fair - Judges Needed

Christ King School is hosting its annual Science Fair on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. STEM professionals are needed as volunteer judges for the event, which runs from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. Complimentary coffee, juice, muffins, bagels and donuts will be available for volunteers.

If interested, please contact Betty Olszewski, at olszewskib@christkingschool.org.

Christ King School Science Fair
January 30, 2017
9:15 am - 11:30 am
Christ King School
2646 N Swan Blvd
Wauwatosa

Jan
21
8:30 am08:30

Wisconsin Regional Future City Competition

Join us on January 21, 2017 for the Wisconsin Regional Future City Competition at MSOE's Kern Center.  Students from across Wisconsin will be competing for the state title as well as the opportunity to compete at the National Competition in Washington D.C. where the winning team receives an all expenses paid trip to Space Camp! 

The event is free and open to the public, feel free to stop by and discover what today's generation envisions for our future!

What is Future City?

The competition introduces middle school students to engineering while they create a city of the future.  With the help of an engineering mentor and a teacher, teams of middle school students create a virtual city using SimCity software, write a 1,500 word city description on this year's challenge:   The Power of Public Space, design an innovative, multiuse space that serves a city's diverse population.  They also build a to-scale model of their city using recycled materials and give a 5-7 minute presentation to a panel of STEM professionals.

Please contact Kelly Wesolowski at kwesolowski@stemforward.org or 414.810.7836 with any questions.

Jan
20
4:00 pm16:00

Women in STEM+ Registration Deadline

Engage and inspire youth at the 5th Annual Women in STEM+ event, showcasing and celebrating women in the workplace at Hudson Middle School on Feb. 2, 2017. Please register for the event by Jan. 20, 2017.

More than 400 students (grades K-12) have participated in this event the past two years with more than 60 area businesses, post-secondary schools and organizations providing over 100 hands-on activities. Participants will have the opportunity to share their knowledge and inspire today’s youth for tomorrow's future in the workplace. The event is an open house format where students have the chance to navigate the experience as they choose, engaging in conversations and hands-on activities with women representing a vast array of STEM+ careers.

The event is open to all area schools. Share your stories, provide insight to available careers through hands-on experiences, and talk with students about their futures.

Register now to take part in this amazing event! Click here to register.

Jan
12
11:45 am11:45

ASCE/STEM Forward January 2017 Luncheon

Infrastructure and ASCE's Failure to Act Study
Infrastructure is the backbone of the U.S. economy and a necessary input to every economic output. It's critical to every nation's prosperity and the public's health and welfare. The American Society of Civil Engineer's Failure to Act study demonstrates that deteriorating infrastructure, long known to be a public safety issue, has a cascading impact on our nation's economy, impacting business productivity, gross domestic product (GDP), employment, personal income and international competitiveness.

Carl Sutter, Senior Vice President of the Environment & Infrastructure Division at McMahon Associates in Neenah, will discuss the infrastructure and ASCE's Failure to Act study. He has 36 years of experience in all types of municipal and private infrastructure projects including highways, roads, streets, storm water management, and utility design and construction. In addition, Sutter has been promoting infrastructure investment in Wisconsin through a partnership between ASCE and the Wisconsin League of Women Voters by providing presentations around the state describing infrastructure condition, providing possible solutions, and emphasizing the positive economic impacts of this investment.

Speaker:         Carl Sutter, P.E., M.ASCE, CCS.
Date:              Thursday, January 12, 2017
Time:             11:45 am - Social Gathering;
                      Noon - Lunch, Followed by Presentation
Location:        MSOE's Grohmann Tower, RM 403
 
                      233 E. Juneau Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202

Click here for tickets and more information.

Dec
3
10:00 am10:00

Bots IQ Fall Competition

  • Moraine Park Technical College

Bots IQ is robotics education program that is a spinoff from the popular BattleBots(R) TV show. Students build combat type robots and compete against other teams to see which team has designed and built the best product. For more information, visit http://www.wi-robotics.org/index.html

Nov
19
10:00 am10:00

Light the Spark - Girls & STEM at Discovery World

Inspire your girls to see themselves as the engineers, designers, scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders of the future. Join us for Girls & STEM, a NEW event at Discovery World. Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and meet some of the amazing women who are shaping Milwaukee, the world, and the future.

Read more here.

Nov
11
9:00 am09:00

Energy Literacy Workshop

  • Urban Ecology Center

Incorporate energy concepts including literacy and efficiency into your classroom (PK-8) while developing STEM skills through hands-on activities correlated to Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core, and WI Model Academic Standards. For more information or to register, visit https://docs.google.com/a/stemforward.org/forms/d/1cyHBAxL_tePQFp4yEVzooxiKlQ3C9E_gljUp_s8drEA/viewform?edit_requested=true.

Nov
7
8:00 am08:00

National Fluid Power Challenge - Challenge Day

  • MSOE Kern Center

The Fluid Power Challenge teams come together again on Challenge Day to put their projects to work. They use the same tools and an identical kit of supplies to recreate their unique mechanisms, which they use in the competition to pick up weighted objects, and place them on a platform. Teams are graded in a number of areas, including total points, portfolio ideas, design and teamwork. - See more at: https://community.msoe.edu/events/5857#sthash.xI0oXIL2.dpuf

Oct
25
8:00 am08:00

13th Annual sySTEMnow Conference

  • Italian Conference Center

Save the date for the 13th Annual sySTEMnow Conference!  More than 275 business, K-12, higher education and government representatives will be joining us for the 13th Annual sySTEMnow Conference on October 25th to focus on STEM talent development and education.

We're excited to announce our two keynote speakers:     

  • Lucy Sanders, CEO & Co-Founder, National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT)
  • Muhammed Chaudhry, President & CEO, Silicon Valley Education Foundation

Some of the conference highlights are:

  • Breakouts such as STEM Careers in Manufacturing--More than Just Engineering and Preparing Students for the Innovation Economy of the Future
  • Additional session on bringing CS IT professionals into high schools, how employers benefit from Wisconsin's new Academic Career Plan mandate, and how schools are guiding students with Career Pathways and how business can support their efforts.
  • STEMworking
  • Stemmy Awards
  • Wonderful demonstrations from our GenSTEM students!

Fantastic sponsorship opportunities are available, download information here.  Please contact Kelly Wesolowski at 414.383.2834, kwesolowski@stemforward.org, or visit  www.systemnow.org for further information.

Oct
18
9:00 am09:00

iFair

  • Washington High School of Information Technology

You're invited to join students and local business leaders at Washington High School of IT's Annual iFair on October 18, 2016. 

  • Meet WHS students who interned as game developers
  • Discover mobile application development and what students are working on
  • Explore the new Fabrication Lab (FabLab)
  • Learn about information technology, computer science and engineering job skills

These workshops provide students with knowledge about the education and training required to pursue a variety of IT and engineering careers.

Explore Careers in Information Technology and Engineering
Business Booth Presentations, Career Cruising, Interactive Workshops in IT/Engineering and Career Prep

For more information about the iFair, call 414.982.5252 or visit iFair.pbworks.com.

Download a flyer here

Oct
8
10:30 am10:30

STEM Expo

  • MSOE Kern Center

Back by popular demand is the FREE STEM Expo hosted by the American Society of
Civil Engineers (ASCE) Wisconsin Section Southeast Branch Younger Members Group
(YMG). STEM Expo will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the MSOE's Kern Center.

Activities are geared for ages 6-18 and include college representatives and volunteers
from area college programs as well as STEM professionals. Bring your questions and
be prepared to get a little messy!

Similar to the past STEM Expo's, the 2016 STEM Expo will have different companies
and organizations from Milwaukee and surrounding areas as sponsors for exploration
stations. These stations will have an activity or demonstration of various Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) related themes. This event is designed to
promote STEM fields to the next generation in a fun and thought provoking way.
Exploration Stations include: Build a Mouse Trap Car, Concrete Floats, Bridge
Building,Toy Chemistry, Traffic Trivia, Lego Tower Building and much, much more. Check our website for an updated list of events. A time lapse video and pictures from the
previous STEM Expo can be viewed at http://www.ascewise.org/stem-expo/.

This free event is open to the public. No registration necessary.