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 have in previous years and encourage you to register early. Once our event fills to capacity, a waitlist will be made available online.
Is this event really free to attend?
STEM Day is a free event again for 2023. 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.
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 in March for what sessions your group will be attending. It is up to each teacher to organize students for what sessions they will be attending based on what is provided to your group prior to arriving to campus on STEM Day.
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. Our session descriptions for 2023 will be posted closer to the event, however you can check out what sessions were offered at our last STEM Day in the meantime.
Are permission slips required to attend?
All students attending the event must have a permission slip on file to attend the event. Completed permission slips must be returned within 10 business days following event registration. Groups attending with their school should contact their event organizing teacher, as their permission slips must be submitted together. All permission slips will be uploaded online for STEM Day 2023.
Are chaperones required to attend with students?
One chaperone for every 10 students is required for groups attending. Chaperones must 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/guardian accompanying them at all times during the event.
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. Many students will receive a boxed lunch at various campus locations.
What if one or more of my students has a food allergy or dietary restriction?
We will work to accommodate any and all students with food allergies and dietary restrictions provided we are given at least 10 days' notice prior to the event. Written requests must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the student's name, school and specific allergies and/or restrictions.
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 Central Check-in at the Welcome Center located at 42 W. Warren.
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 their 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 after dropping off students at the Welcome Center. Smaller groups and individual attendees will park in assigned lots or structures. Detailed parking information will be emailed one week prior to STEM Day.
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.
What if I have a new student join us after registration?
We understand that a new student can join your classroom unexpectedly and we want to see them included in STEM Day with their classmates whenever possible. Please contact us at email@example.com as soon as you are aware of them and we will work with you to try and accomodate an extra space for them whenever possible.
Is there a limit on the number of students who can attend from each school?
Each school is only permitted to register up to 300 students.
Are accommodations available for disabled students?
We aim for all students to have a rewarding and educational experience at STEM Day. Reasonable accomodations will be made for students provided a detailed written request is emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 days prior to the event.