STEM-Older-Girl-buttonIt’s an exciting time to be a student in the Atlanta Metro area, especially when it comes to being STEM focused! With over 57 colleges and universities in the Atlanta region and a growing number of STEM certifications in our schools, there are a host of workshops, events, and programs that are available to middle and high school students to help cultivate fluency in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math subjects.

Because of MathSP’s commitment to cultivating core problem solving skills and analytical abilities in our students through STEM-focused academic coaching, we’ve compiled a list of upcoming STEM-focused workshops and events happening in the Atlanta Metro region that are geared towards middle and high school students. These events are happening in your backyard, and we encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities to better understand the ubiquity of STEM. We will be sure to share these events with you as they become available to ensure that all of our students are equipped with as many tools necessary to become STEM fluent.

Super STEM Expo 2015 hosted by Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

When: Saturday, October 24th 10am – 4pm
Where: North Atlanta Trade Center
Address: 1700 Jeurgens Ct, Norcross, GA 30093

Super STEM Expo 2015 will create a sense of enthusiasm about the need for continuous and rigorous STEM education for girls, develop awareness of STEM careers and introduce girls to inspiring role models in scientific fields, and engage the community and the media in the STEM education conversation. This event is open to girls and boys from K-12th grades. For more information, visit the event page here.

Wow! That’s Engineering hosted by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Atlanta Chapter

When: Saturday, November 14th 8:30am – 11am
Where: Newell Rubbermaid
Address: 3 Glenlake Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30328

This event is open to 100 middle school girls (6th to 8th grades) to experience the innovation of engineering and technology with fun hands-on activities. There will also be a parent program that runs concurrently to learn about ways to encourage daughters to consider interests in STEM fields from other parents, teachers and STEM professionals. For more information, please visit the event page here.

Robot Expo! hosted by Black Girls CODE Atlanta Chapter 

When: Saturday, November 14th 10am – 5pm
Where: Georgia Institute of Technology Klaus Advanced Computing Building
Address: 266 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332

This exciting workshop intended for girls’ ages 7-17 will teach girls about robots and how they communicate in an engaging atmosphere. The event features hands-on activities using Lego WeDo/NXT kits with live demonstrations from area robotics organizations where the girls will interact with sophisticated robots and learn real-world/business applications & uses for robotics. For more information, visit the event page here.

STEMtastic Saturday hosted by Real I.M.P.A.C.T Center, Inc.

When: Saturday, November 14th 9am – 1pm
Where: Central Georgia Technical College
Address: 3300 Macon Tech Drive, Macon, GA 31206

This workshop is for girls’ in 3rd – 8th grades. Girls will utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills to build a web page, learn to code, program robots, and much more. On November 14th, prepare for the Thanksgiving season with a STEM twist! Sponsored by the Griffith Family Charitable Foundation, the cost for the workshop is three (3) canned goods. For more information, visit the event page here.