Jun
15
to Jun 17

The Annual Energy Fair

The Energy Fair is June 15-17 in Custer, WI. Ride a free bus to The Energy Fair on June 16 with family and friends! Reserve your seat(s) here: https://www.theenergyfair.org/camping-hotels/#mke-bus

Earn a credit for attending The Energy Fair – The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education is offering an undergraduate/graduate level course at The Energy Fair for only $150. 

To learn more and to register, visit https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/KEEP/Documents/CourseFlyers/FlyerandRegForm-EnergyFair410610Summer18-fillable.pdf.

 

 

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Aug
16
8:00 AM08:00

STEM Forward's Golf Outing Scholarship & Programs Fundraiser

STEM Forward's 13th Annual Golf Outing Scholarship & Programs Fundraiser is made possible through the generosity of our sponsors and STEM education supporters.

Proceeds support five, $2,000 scholarships totaling $10,000 for students pursuing STEM degrees at area technical colleges or universities as well as STEM programming. For details, visit http://www.stemforward.org/invitational-golf-outing/

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May
11
8:00 AM08:00

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest - Middle School Level

The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest challenges students to compete to see who can make the most creative and complicated machine that performs a simple task in eight or more steps.

The event will be held at MSOE's Kern Center. The goal of the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest is to encourage critical thinking and problem solving in a non-traditional learning environment.

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May
10
11:00 AM11:00

STEM Partner Student Showcase

Over the past eleven years, a group of individuals from business, colleges, and professional organizations have come together to work with the Milwaukee Public Schools and the MPS STEM Partners, dedicated to strengthening youth in Science Technology Engineering and Math. 

Each spring the MPS STEM Partners celebrate MPS student-focused STEMProgramming. We are pleased to invite you to this year’s event which will be held on Thursday, May 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Direct Supply.

You will have the opportunity to view a variety of student projects, talk with students and teachers about their work, and learn how your business or organization can get more involved. In addition, you will have time to network with your colleagues and hear brief comments from our distinguished guests. Lunch will be provided. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/Sew8ufKWtOpEcRUt2

For details, contact Terri Saltzer at salzertj@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

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May
3
to May 5

STEM into Nature at Riveredge Nature Center

Riveredge Nature Center is organizing a brand new event series called STEM into Nature from May 3-5, 2018

The idea is simple - now more than ever, we have the opportunity to use technology as a tool to not only teach and learn about nature but to also explore and understand earth's systems in a way that enables us to better steward the environment. Connecting children and families to nature through technology are just a few of the audiences we hope to engage in these programs and events.

Riveredge is seeking partners on multiple scales to inspire careers in STEM that integrate conservation and the environment. Click here for more information. Download the flyer here.

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Apr
28
8:30 AM08:30

The EgGS Initiative (Engaging Girls in STEM)

The EgGS Initiative (Engaging Girls in STEM) is offering high school girls a unique opportunity to work with and be inspired by area STEM professional women. The workshop focuses on business skills essential to thriving in fields traditionally dominated by men. The half-day workshop encourages girls to think like a professional and begin creating a helpful network of like-minded women. It is designed for students in ninth through 12th grade. The cost is FREE

DATE: April 28, 2018
TIME: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Medical College of Wisconsin
             8701 Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Registration begins on March 6Seating is limitedClick here to register. Only a school email address may be used to register a student.

For questions, please contact the EgGS Initiative at eggsinitiative@gmail.com.

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Apr
25
4:30 PM16:30

Be a Maker Teacher Studio

Be a Maker Teacher Studio is presented by the Betty Brinn Children's Museum in partnership with the UW-Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Teacher Studio, and sponsored by Rockwell Automation. This is a free professional development program for K-12 educators implementing making, makerspaces and (science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) learning.

DATE: April 25, 2018
TIME: 4:30 to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Brinn Labs, 433 E. Stewart St., Milwaukee

To register, visit wisconsinteacherstudio.org/beamaker

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Apr
25
11:45 AM11:45

STEM Forward/ASCE April 2018 Luncheon: The Estabrook Dam Removal Project & MMSD

STEM Forward and the American Society of Civil Engineers — Wisconsin section Southeastern branch is pleased to welcome Tom Chapman, Project Manager at the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District. Chapman will discuss the process of how Milwaukee's Estabrook Dam was originally planned for a repair, and ultimately ended as a dam removal project, and why MMSD was the agency that took this on. For more information and to register, click here. 

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Apr
20
8:00 AM08:00

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest - Middle School Level

The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest challenges students to compete to see who can make the most creative and complicated machine that performs a simple task in eight or more steps.

The event will be held at Waukesha County Technical College. The goal of the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest is to encourage critical thinking and problem solving in a non-traditional learning environment.

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Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Earth Day Water Journey for Educators

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District, School of Freshwater Sciences and Veolia Water Milwaukee is hosting a one-day professional development opportunity for educators consisting of a tour of the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility (2 hours) AND a water-focused workshop (3 hours). The event includes breakfast and lunch. Registration closes April 3. Click here to view a flyer. Click here to register. For more information, contact Cora Lee Palmer at (414) 225-2191.

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Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge Day

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) Fluid Power Action Challenge is a competition that instructs 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. 

This two-day competition provides middle school students with hands-on learning, teamwork, problem-solving and perseverance. Day one is Workshop Day, where students learn more about the competition and Fluid Power. They will be given a simple mechanism to build, and instructions and materials to work on their own design for the following five or more weeks. Then, they come back for Challenge Day, where they rebuild their mechanism and compete against teams.

NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge Day
WHEN: April 13, 2018
WHERE: Waukesha County Technical College

For more information, click here

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Apr
12
8:30 AM08:30

MPS STEM Fair

Milwaukee Public Schools' STEM Fair will showcase K-12 students who have worked on STEM projects that put their creativity and innovation to the test to solve everyday problems. The 11th Annual Milwaukee Public Schools’ STEM Fair will take place at Miller Park from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12. The awards ceremony will be from 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Click here for details and to register to be a judge or volunteer. For more information, please contact Lisa Martin, MPS science teacher leader, at martinL3@milwaukee.k12.wi.us or (414) 777-7831.

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Apr
6
to Apr 7

GE Hackathon for High School and College Students

Join GE for our 2018 digital technology leadership program recruitment hackathon! 24 hours of coding, one business case, a lot of diversity, fun tech prizes, real world business coding exposure and lots of food. Get to know GE Digital's common tech stack for development while growing your personal skills as a computer engineer. In 24 hours, you and your team will create an app that will improve GE Healthcare's affinity group communication and build a new best practice to be used by thousands of employees. We welcome those who are familiar with the outlined tech stack and have a passion for technology! Students MUST pre-register. For details and to register, click here. 

 

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Mar
28
to Mar 31

Robotics Weeks at Discovery World, sponsored by Rockwell Automation

Discovery World, in partnership with Rockwell Automation, will host a robot invasion on the promenade as part of Robotics Week. See robots of all shapes, sizes, and uses, and meet the makers behind them. Local FIRST Robotics Teams of all levels, universities, and Rockwell Automation professionals will showcase their engineering skills along with robots built for competition, used in industry, and developed for entertainment.

WHEN: March 28-31, 2018
WHERE: Discovery World
               500 N Harbor Drive, Milwaukee

For more information, click here. 

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Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

The Big Impact (Newaukee Event)

The Big Impact is a new program meant to change the way people engage with philanthropy by creating an engaging, crowdfunded pitch event. What is it? A micro-granting event supporting community, place-based, and entrepreneurial projects that shape our city. Five pre-selected project submissions will be pitched to the audience by individuals, non-profits, and community organizations interested in utilizing the funding to carry out their project.

Attendees pay a fee of $25 to attend the event and vote for their favorite project. The winning pitch will go home with all of the money raised through ticket sales. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

TIME: 6-9 p.m.
DATE: March 21, 2018
WHERE: University Club of Milwaukee

Do you have a project you want to submit? Find the submission form here! Applications are due by February 7, 2018. 

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Mar
14
4:30 PM16:30

Be a Maker Teacher Studio

Be a Maker Teacher Studio is presented by the Betty Brinn Children's Museum in partnership with the UW-Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Teacher Studio, and sponsored by Rockwell Automation. This is a free professional development program for K-12 educators implementing making, makerspaces and (science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) learning.

DATE: March 14, 2018
TIME: 4:30 to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Brinn Labs, 433 E. Stewart St., Milwaukee

To register, visit wisconsinteacherstudio.org/beamaker

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Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

SWENext DesignLab Milwaukee

SWENext DesignLab encourages girls to choose a career in engineering. During the half-day program, middle school students work with local SWE members to complete hands-on engineering activities. While the girls are busy having fun and inventing new ideas, parents and educators learn about engineering careers, scholarships, college admission and resources. Participants also see how engineering can directly impact their community through presentations by award winning high school students.

    •    Middle school students who are or totally new to engineering or looking for a community of girls and women interested in STEM. Registration is open now: https://swenextdesignlabmilwaukee.eventbrite.com

    •    High school students who are interested in building their engineering resumes and inspiring younger girls in engineering. Applications are open for two high school awards:

    ◦    SWENext Northrop Grumman High School Community Award - Milwaukee: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/45609-Society-Of-Women-Engineers

    ◦    SWENext Local Innovator Awards: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/44877-Society-Of-Women-Engineers

    •    Parents and educators who are looking for ways to support their girls’ interest in engineering. Registration is open now: https://swenextdesignlabmilwaukee.eventbrite.com

 Access the event flyer here: https://welocal.swe.org/milwaukee/designlab/register/

 

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Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Rube Goldberg Parts & Ideas Giveaway

Planning your Rube Goldberg Machine? Learn Deep is hosting an event at MIAD where ideas and up-cycled parts for your project are free for the taking. If you enjoy the thrill of the hunt, you'll also have the chance to take equipment apart to find what you are looking for.

DATE: March 10
TIME: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: MIAD Student Union    
            266 E Erie St, Milwaukee 53202

In addition to material from Learn Deep's up-cycling project, you'll find expertise and parts from the following:

  • MIAD
  • Discovery World/Kohl's Design It! Lab
  • WasteCap
  • Milwaukee Makerspace
  • Digital Bridge
  • The Einstein Project's Makerspace

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

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Mar
10
7:00 AM07:00

The Milwaukee Business Journal: STEM Girl's Summit

The Milwaukee Business Journal is hosting an event for girls (middle school and high school) and their parents and teachers to help close the STEM gender gap and engage more women in male-dominated fields. The event will feature inspirational speakers of all ages, breakout sessions, hands-on activities and a scholarship award. It will be held at the Italian Community Center.

For more information, click here.

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Mar
9
8:00 AM08:00

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest - High School Level

The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest challenges students to compete to see who can make the most creative and complicated machine that performs a simple task in 20 or more steps.

The event will be held at Waukesha County Technical College. The goal of the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest is to encourage critical thinking and problem solving in a non-traditional learning environment.

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Mar
8
to Mar 20

50th Anniversary MATC Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology Program

MATC is celebrating 50 years of educating past, present and future professionals in air, water and food protection.

This is an opportunity to see previous classmates, network and learn about potential careers in air, water, and food from our graduates and employers. All are invited to join!

Seeking pictures and stories related to the following MATC programs: Environmental Health (1968 - 1986), Water and Wastewater Technology (1968 - 1986), Environmental and Pollution Control Technology (1986-2009) and Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology (2010 to current) program graduates. Please contact Instructor/Club Advisor Kathy at batesks@matc.edu. To register, click here.

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Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

The Boy Scouts Three Harbors Council & MSOE STEM Fair

The Boy Scouts Three Harbors Council is hosting a STEM Fair for children in grades 2 through 5 at MSOE from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. 

MSOE is currently seeking community partners interested in the following:

  • Hosting an activity during the day (full day or half day)
  • Setting up an interactive booth over the lunch STEM Expo
  • Volunteering

MSOE & the Boy Scouts will cover costs for all required supplies for the activity. An activity will serve 15 students in 45-minute intervals, or 30 students in 90-minute intervals, depending on your group’s preference.

Lunch expo exhibitors will be on site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will have a STEM-related object, activity, or task for students. Examples from last year include race cars, robots, robotic arms, circuits, etc. A table will be provided in our Todd Wehr Auditorium for each group.

All partners will have their logo included on advertising materials and event promotional materials. Additionally, partners will be included in any press releases or similar media for this event.

For more information or to register, click the link below:https://goo.gl/forms/hUjNoCtdLzOY75c93

Thanks for supporting STEM for K-12 students in Wisconsin!

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Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

NFPA Fluid Power Action Workshop Day

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) Fluid Power Action Challenge is a competition that instructs 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. 

This two-day competition provides middle school students with hands-on learning, teamwork, problem-solving and perseverance. Day one is Workshop Day, where students learn more about the competition and Fluid Power. They will be given a simple mechanism to build, and instructions and materials to work on their own design for the following five or more weeks. Then, they come back for Challenge Day, where they rebuild their mechanism and compete against teams.

NFPA Fluid Power Action Workshop Day
WHEN: March 2, 2018

WHERE: Waukesha County Technical College
               800 Main St., Pewaukee

For more information, click here

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Mar
1
to Apr 16

Accepting Applications for STEM Forward's $2,000 High School Scholarship

STEM Forward is accepting applications from senior high school students residing in southeastern Wisconsin for a $2,000 scholarship award. Applicants must be enrolled at a two- or four-year technical college or university, and pursue a STEM degree. Click here for the application. 

Qualified applicants MUST meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a graduating high school senior, residing in the Milwaukee 7. (Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Racine, Kenosha or Walworth counties)
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Attend a Wisconsin two-year or four-year technical college or university in the fall of 2018, and pursue a STEM program.
  • 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) for the past two years OR you must have participated in one STEM Forward program in the past. Click here for a list of eligible schools. 
  • You cannot be a child of a STEM Forward board member and/or staff member.

The winner will be honored at STEM Forward’s Golf Outing Scholarship & Programs Fundraiser at Morningstar Golfers Club on Aug. 16, 2018. 

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Feb
28
4:30 PM16:30

Be a Maker Teacher Studio

Be a Maker Teacher Studio is presented by the Betty Brinn Children's Museum in partnership with the UW-Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Teacher Studio, and sponsored by Rockwell Automation. This is a free professional development program for K-12 educators implementing making, makerspaces and (science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) learning.

DATE: February 28, 2018
TIME: 4:30 to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Brinn Labs, 433 E. Stewart St., Milwaukee

To register, visit wisconsinteacherstudio.org/beamaker

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