Jul
10
to Jan 4

Dream Big at Milwaukee Public Museum

Dream Big: Engineering Our World is the first film of its kind for giant screen theaters that will transform how we think about engineering.

From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars, and sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels both big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all. Running time is 44 minutes. Click here for more information.

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Sep
19
to Jan 13

Aviation Design Challenge for U.S. High School Students

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association hosts an annual competition to promote STEM skills in aviation to U.S. high school students. Registration is now open to the first 110 high schools that enter or until Jan. 13, 2018, as part of the 2018 competition.

The cost of the competition is free! Curriculum and software, through a partnership with Fly to Learn and X-Plane, will be provided. The winning team receives an all-expense paid, two-week trip to experience general aviation manufacturing firsthand during the summer.

One teacher per school may register. The team must be comprised of at least four students, and at least one must be female with an exception for single-sex schools. For more information about the Aviation Design Challenge, visit https://gama.aero/opportunities-in-ga/aviation-challenge.

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Jan
13
8:00 AM08:00

Future City Competition

Join us on January 13, 2018 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 Age-Friendly City. Students must identify an age-related challenge that exists in today's urban environments and engineer two innovative solutions that allow your future city's senior citizens to be as active and dependent as they want to be. Students 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.

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Jan
24
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.

What is conductivity? Join us as we continue to experiment with circuits and conductivity. This process will introduce your classroom to the concepts of the electronic design through unique materials.

DATE: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 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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Feb
20
1:00 PM13:00

Ronald Reagan High School Health Sciences and Technology Opportunity Fair

Is your organization seeking diverse, innovative high school students for volunteer, internship, job or other work-based learning opportunities? If so, plan to attend the Ronald Reagan High School Opportunity Fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 20, and recruit high-achieving STEM students. Attendees will include more than 100 upperclassmen from Reagan's International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme, who are aspiring to pursue careers in technology and health sciences.

These students have been prepared with content knowledge, professional skills, resume development and interview training, and are ready for real-world experience.  They need you to invest in their futures by interviewing them on-the-spot for various spring and/or summer opportunities. For more information, click here. Please reserve your seat before Feb. 6, 2018. For questions, contact Molly Schuld at schuldm@milwaukee.k12.wi.us.

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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
10
8:00 AM08:00

The Milwaukee Business Journal: STEM Summit for Girls

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.
 

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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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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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Dec
13
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.

Join us as we make electrical circuits on flat pieces of cardboard! We will be using conductive tapes and LEDS to make one of kind artwork, greeting cards and signs. This process will introduce your classroom to safe electrical design using low cost parts.

DATE: Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
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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Dec
13
11:45 AM11:45

STEM Forward/ASCE December Luncheon

Carolynn Gellings Presents Milwaukee’s Streetcar Project

Construction began on Milwaukee’s streetcar project in March 2017. Once completed, the city will have a streetcar with modern technology that circulates people around downtown, links activity centers and neighborhoods, and supports planned development. The initial two-mile starter system will connect the Milwaukee Intermodal Station and housing on the lower East Side, providing service to many residential, commercial, employment, parking and hotel destinations.

Carolynn Gellings, Project Engineer at DAAR Engineering, will provide a brief background on Milwaukee’s streetcar, its purpose and need, and location. The construction phase will be discussed in detail, including the planning and coordination needed to implement major construction work zones on six key roadways downtown, challenges encountered during construction, an update on progress and what can be expected when the streetcar opens for service.

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Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

FLAME: Female Leaders Advocating for Mechanical Engineering

Join female middle school students and professionals for a day of hands-on exploration in mechanical engineering at MSOE Campus Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 9.

Participants will complete a team-based engineering challenge and learn more about the diverse opportunities within the field of mechanical engineering. Exclusive tours to ME labs and spaces on campus will be a highlight for all attending. For more information, click here.

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Dec
6
8:00 AM08:00

MPS Youth Apprenticeship and Internship Employer Information Session

The Career and Technical Education team at Milwaukee Public Schools is holding a second Youth Apprenticeship and Internship Employer Information Session for those interested in hiring MPS high school students and preparing them for future careers.

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time: 8 - 10 a.m
Location: Goodwill Workforce Connection Center
               6055 North 91st Street
               Milwaukee, WI 53225

Attendees will leave with next steps on how to bring interested high school students to their organization.  We are excited to share this opportunity with you that may help address talent pipeline concerns, while also providing career exploration, work experience, and skill-building for local youth. Click here to register by Dec. 4.

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Nov
20
to Dec 15

Accepting Nominations: Engineer of the Year & Young Engineer of the Year Awards

Do you know a phenomenal engineer who's helped raise the visibility of the profession while also serving as a role model to others? If so, click here to nominate him or her for the 2017 Engineer of the Year & Young Engineer of the Year awards

Since 1953, STEM Forward has annually recognized an outstanding contributor to the engineering profession in the Milwaukee area with the Engineer of the Year award.  In 2001, the Young Engineer of the Year award was added for engineers under the age of 40. Nominees must be from the Milwaukee 7 region and/or have worked in the area for at least five years. Additional eligibility criteria can be found in the nomination form.

Winners will be recognized at the Engineers Week Banquet on Feb. 15, 2018. The Engineers Week Banquet is a celebration that honors Milwaukee's engineering community.

Nominations are due by December 15, 2017. For more information, contact Chantel Kuczmarski at ckuczmarski@stemforward.org or (414) 810-7836.

 

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Nov
16
to Nov 29

Collab Lab 14: Effective Partnerships for Career-Based Learning

Learn Deep, in partnership with the Milwaukee 7 Regional Talent Partnership, will facilitate a discussion focused on goals for, and barriers to, effective career-based learning experiences for K-12 students. Find out what makes an effective career-based learning experience. We'll also explore where collaborative efforts can make a difference. Share your perspective from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Ward 4, 333 Plankinton Ave. in Milwaukee. Click here for details and registration.

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Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

MSOE Middle School Mathematics Roundtable

Join MSOE and Milwaukee-area middle school math educators for an evening discussing hands on curriculum implementation in middle school mathematics from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Whether you’re integrating project based learning in your classroom currently or are looking to get started, this event will facilitate idea generation and sharing of best practices to provide resources for all educators! The event is free and includes dinner. For more information, click here.

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Nov
13
8:00 AM08:00

NFPA Fluid Power Challenge

Students come together and use the same tools and an identical kit of supplies to recreate their own unique mechanisms, which they use in the competition to pick up weight objects, and place them on a platform. Volunteers are needed to set-up and tear down. If you have experience with fluid power and would like to be a judge for the event, please contact MSOE's STEM Department at stem@msoe.edu.

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Nov
9
to Nov 11

National Science Teachers Association Conference presents Making Waves: Moving Science Forward!

The NSTA Conference will be held at the Wisconsin Center, 400 Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee. 

The Conference Committee has planned the conference around three strands that explore topics of current significance, enabling attendees to focus on the following areas of interest or need: 

  • Preparing all students for the voyage
  • Navigating STEM through the NGSS
  • Buoying Up Literacy with Science

Click here for details.

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Oct
31
8:00 AM08:00

sySTEMnow! Conference

Mark your calendar for our 14th Annual sySTEMnow Conference! sySTEM stands for Strengthening our Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Now! means now!

Since 2004, sySTEMnow has evolved into Wisconsin's premier STEM-focused event, raising awareness about STEM programs, education and workforce development. Teachers and business professionals come together to exchange best practices in existing programs, network and potentially build an education/workforce partnership. 

For more information, visit www.stemforward.org/systemnow. 

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Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scout STEM Day

Girl Scouts in grades 2-10 will spend the day on campus earning STEM-related badges by completing hands-on activities. MSOE is looking for six program leaders and 18-24 program assistants as volunteers. No prior experience is required to volunteer for this program. Ideally, program leaders will have experience leading a group. For more information, contact MSOE's STEM Department at stem@msoe.edu.

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Oct
26
to Oct 27

Student Plasma Expo Days

Plasma Sciences Expo is an exhibition that focuses on hands-on science education. It is for students at all levels, parents, teachers and the general public. Middle and high school students and teachers can register to attend during school hours. A special evening Expo for the general public will be offered on Thursday evening from 6 pm -8:00 pm. There is no registration required for the Thursday evening Expo. For more information and to register, click here.

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Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

Open Source: Showcasing Milwaukee's Engineering Culture

Go behind the scenes of Milwaukee’s tech community on Wednesday, Oct. 25! Each month, Newaukee is exploring how companies around the city create a meaningful and positive culture in their organization.

This series includes the following:
- Company leader discussing how they make their company’s culture something all levels of a company can enjoy.
- Q&A where both the company leader and an employee living the culture will answer questions.
- Complimentary food from a local Milwaukee restaurant.
- Complimentary beverages, cocktails, or beer from local makers.

For more information, click here.

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Oct
25
8:00 AM08:00

MPS Youth Apprenticeship and Internship Information Session

The Career and Technical Education team at Milwaukee Public Schools is holding a Youth Apprenticeship and Internship Information Session for employers interested in hiring MPS high school students.

Date:             Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time:             8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Location:      Hilton Milwaukee City Center
                     509 W. Wisconsin Ave.
                    
Regency Ballroom, 5th Floor

Attendees will leave with next steps on how to bring interested high school students into their organization. Parking will be provided by Hilton Milwaukee City Center.

Please follow this link to RSVP by October 16.

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Oct
24
8:00 AM08:00

Science Teacher Day

Registration is now open for a free science teacher workshop (October 24, 2017) and a plasma science expo for students (October 26-27), sponsored by the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics, along with MIT, Princeton University, General Atomics, the University of Wisconsin - Madison and more.

Science Teacher Day, provides an opportunity to attend specialized talks and workshops, to interact with well-known plasma physicists, and to gather complimentary resource materials for your school. For more information, click here.

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Oct
21
10:30 AM10:30

ASCE's STEM Expo

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 21, 2017 at the Milwaukee School
of Engineering (MSOE).

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! For more information, click here.

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Oct
21
8:00 AM08:00

STEM Expo at MSOE

Founded in 2012, the STEM Expo is a science fair style event with “STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) booths set up throughout the gym at the MSOE Kern Center. At each booth (or “exploration station”) is a STEM-based activity or demonstration that is designed to interactively engage kids of all ages to incite and fuel their interests for all things STEM. With a wide array of captivating modes of visual and hands-on learning exercises, both kids and parents alike get to see into the exciting world of STEM as well as socialize and network with the STEM professionals and undergrads that volunteer at the event from all over greater Milwaukee.  This event is hosted by the ASCE SE Branch YMG and is supported by an elite group of sponsors coupled with a fantastic team of volunteers. Tremendous thanks goes out to all who have supported and continue to support this amazing event.  For more info on this year’s STEM Expo, visit http://www.ascewise.org/stem-expo/

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Oct
14
12:30 PM12:30

Girl Powered Fox Valley

Explore opportunities in STEM with hands-on activities in robotics, coding and more. Presentations will be conducted by STEM experts.

TIME: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
DATE: Saturday, Oct. 14
WHERE: Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton Campus
       1825 N Bluemond Drive, Appleton, WI 54912

This event is free to the public. Boys and girls of all ages are invited. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information, click here.

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Oct
9
9:00 AM09:00

NFPA Fluid Power Workshop

Students will spend the day leaning about fluid power by building a pneumatic lifter and developing skills needed for the Fluid Power Challenge. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up and tear down and to support students building their pneumatic lifters. For more information or to volunteer, please contact MSOE's STEM Department at stem@msoe.edu.

 

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Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

National Manufacturing Day / Day of Design

STEMconnector® launched its new Day of Design (DofD) initiative, recurring annually on National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) on Oct. 6, 2017. Currently, 2.8 million students and counting in all 50 states will participate in a design thinking challenge that will provide them with the skills they need to prepare for the workforce of tomorrow. By introducing millions of students to design thinking, this effort will encourage thousands of young men and women to pursue careers related to STEM and place them right in the center of the manufacturing revolution taking place in the US and around the world. 

Day of Design challenges will require students to use design thinking and follow a specific set of steps. They submit a video that explains their process of solving the problem as well as how they arrived at their solution. Upon completion of this challenge, participants will receive a digital badge issued by Credly that can be embedded into websites and email signatures, shared on professional and social media platforms, featured in e-portfolios, and more. This digital badge will also link to the students' video report on the challenge they have completed. 

To learn more, click here

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Oct
6
7:00 AM07:00

Manufacturing 4.0: How Women Leaders are Shifting the Needle in the Digital Age

ManpowerGroup is hosting an event centered around women leadership in manufacturing at all levels, including leaders and individual contributors, as well as women who are interested in a career in manufacturing.

WHEN: 7-9:30 a.m. October 6, 2017
WHERE: ManpowerGroup World Headquarters, 100 Manpower Place, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Keynote speakers include the following:
Rebecca Kleefisch - Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
Susan Schmitt - Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Rockwell Automation
Mara Swan - Executive Vice President of Global Strategy & Talent, ManpowerGroup

For more information and to register, visit https://go.manpowergroup.com/womeninmanufacturing

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Oct
4
7:00 AM07:00

Next Generation Manufacturing Summit

The annual Next Generation Manufacturing Summit, presented by BizTimes Media, features an exciting interactive discussion with chief executive officers of southeastern Wisconsin companies. The CEOs will share their companies’ best operational strategies and discuss their solutions for competing in a global marketplace. For more information, visit https://www.biztimes.com/annual-event/manufacturing-summit/.

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