Are reservations required to attend STEM Day?
Reservations are required to attend STEM Day. We expect available spaces to fill and to have a waitlist as we did last year and encourage you to register early. Once our event fills to capacity, a waitlist will be made available online.
Can I choose what sessions I want to attend?
You are able to indicate what areas of interest you have at the time of registration. Sessions will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis to those registered. You will be notified by early January for what sessions your group will be attending.
Is this event really free to attend?
STEM Day is a free event for 2019. We hope to introduce and inspire young minds to pursue future studies or a potential career in a STEM field. In effort to continue to provide this opportunity to as many students as possible, we ask that you be mindful in signing up for the correct number of students who you will bring with you in your group.
How much does lunch cost and what is included?
Lunch is free to attendees, including teachers and chaperones. Some students will have the opportunity to eat in one of our two dining halls. Most students will recieve a box lunches at various campus locations.
What activities will take place during each of the sessions?
We have lots of fun in store for the day! Fire tornados, bouncing bubbles, virtual reality, finger casting and so much more. As the date approaches, we will continue to update our session descriptions. Check back as the event approaches for a full listing.
What will I see during a campus tour?
Campus tours will vary due to the volume of students on campus for STEM Day. Attendees can expect to see a variety of locations where WSU students learn, study, socialize, eat, sleep and hang out. Those interested in seeing more are invited to schedule a full campus tour on another date of their choice.
Where should I arrive to the day of the event?
All attendees will be required to check-in at our event registration. Attendees will be notified of their event registration location by early March. Most attendees will check-in at our Centra Check-in at the Welcome Center located at 42 W. Warren. However, some groups may check-in at the Mike Illitch School of Business or at the downtown Microsoft office.
Those arriving for a 9 a.m. campus tour should plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m. to the Welcome Center. All others should arrive at 9 a.m. to provide adequate time to check-in and get to thier first session.
Where do I park to attend this event?
Large groups arriving in buses will be directed to park on the Matthaei service drive. Smaller groups and individual attendees will park in assigned lots or structures. Detailed parking information will be emailed one week prior to STEM Day.
Are permission slips required to attend?
All students attending the event must have a permission slip on file to attend the event. Those registered for the event are required to submit permission slips by February 1. Groups attending with their school should contact their event organizing teacher, as their permission slips should be submitted together.
Are chaperones required to attend with students?
One chaperone for every 10 students is required for groups attending. We ask that chaperones remain with their assigned student groups for the entire duration of the day's activities. All chaperones must be 18 years of age or older.
Those attending as a home-school student must have a parent/gaurdian accompanying them at all times during the event.