STEM-A-Thon, hosted by the Hoboken Family Alliance and Stevens Institute of Technology, will bring more than 200 eighth graders to the Stevens’ campus to engage in a day of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities. All Hoboken schools – public, private, and charter – that service eighth grade students are invited to attend.
STEM-A-Thon is a wonderful opportunity to bring our community of young people together and increase awareness of STEM fields and careers, specifically, careers in engineering. According to a recent study by Intel, only 25% of teenagers consider engineering as a career. Furthermore, only 5% of engineers are African American, 6% are Hispanic, and only 13% are female. STEM-A-Thon hopes to change that by having students participate in hands-on engineering activities, visiting science and engineering laboratories, and hearing from students and faculty about what life is like at a major technological university.
STEM-A-Thon is being jointly organized by the Hoboken Family Alliance and Stevens Institute of Technology’s Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE), Center for Pre-College Programs, and the Office of the President.
STEM-A-Thon is looking for volunteers to help engage and inspire Hoboken’s next generation of engineers and scientists!
WHAT: Eighth grade students will be tasked to work collaboratively in small groups to engineer various devices. HFA volunteers will help facilitate these hands-on activities which will be led by Stevens’ staff and students.
WHEN: May 17th at Stevens Institute of Technology. The event is from 9 am to 2 pm. Volunteers are needed either from 8:30 am to 11:30 am or 12 pm to 2 pm.
Volunteers are also needed to prepare materials May 12th or May 13th from 9 am to 12 pm.
For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact Meredith Hayes, Director of New Initiatives, Hoboken Family Alliance, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org