Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2015
Westminster College invites high school students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) to attend STEM Visit Day, Oct. 12 at the McKelvey Campus Center. Registration is required.
“This is an opportunity for students to see for themselves the unique environment Westminster College provides to its STEM students,” said Dr. Deanne Buffalari, assistant professor of psychology. “Visiting students will be invited to tour laboratory spaces and participate in hands-on activities with faculty and current students, much like those that will take place in STEM courses taught at Westminster.”
Check-in begins at 11:45 a.m. at the McKelvey Campus Center with a complementary lunch until 12:30 p.m. in Duff Dining Hall.
After the welcome and open remarks at 12:40 p.m., students will choose from various discussions during two 45-minute breakout sessions at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Student presentations will take place at 3 p.m. in Mueller Theater. There will be an optional campus tour at 4 p.m.
“This will provide a glimpse into how our faculty and programs support student learning, engage students in research, and propel students forward to become independent and well-prepared STEM scholars,” continued Buffalari. “Current students will also provide short presentations about the unique opportunities provided to them while at Westminster, and the critical role Westminster has played in their growth as they move towards pursuit of one of many exciting STEM-related career paths.”
Westminster offers the following STEM disciplines: biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, engineering physics, materials science, math, neuroscience, physics, and psychology.