Science Careers: Student Explorations

Future Trek: STEM Career Explorations

Registrations for Future Trek STEM Career Explorations: Communications Careers in STEM and Greening Your Future sessions coming soon this Fall!

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Videography CameraFUTURE TREK: COMMUNICATIONS CAREERS IN STEM (Preference given to students in Grades 8-12, Junior Academy and Youth Leadership Team members. Students in grades 6-7 may also apply.)

Explore the STEM in Communications Careers in exciting, hands-on Future Trek sessions offered at Webster University School of Communications. In these interactive sessions designed expressly for teens, students sample careers in Animation, Audio Production, Digital Publications, Gaming and Game Design, Radio and Broadcasting, and Video Production.

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FT Greening Your Future Logo3FUTURE TREK: GREENING YOUR FUTURE STEM CAREER EXPLORATIONS (middle school students)

Students in grades 6-8 explore STEM careers and experience the interdisciplinary nature of science today at Greening Your Future, FREE, fun and fast-paced high-impact small group sessions held at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education scheduled throughout the school year. Includes sessions on Green Careers in STEM.

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Fully funded by Academy donors, the Academy’s STEM Career Explorations are offered at no cost to schools in the region and directly impact more than 1,500 students at a pivotal time in their lives when they are laying the science and technology path for their futures.

STEM Career Explorations are made possible through the generous lead support of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals;Mallinckrodt_Standard_Color

with additional support from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, Emerson Charitable Trust, and the Saigh Foundation.

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Communications STEM Careers Future Trek Explorations are open to students in grades 8-12, Junior Academy Members and Youth Leadership Teen Members, high school students and high school student groups from private, public, independent, and home school groups from throughout the region. Students in grades 6-7 may also apply.

Greening Your Future, Future Trek, and Engineering Future Trek Science Careers Explorations are open to students and student groups in grades 6-8 from private, public, independent, and home schools from throughout the region.

Click on STEM Career Exploration program tabs below for more information on sessions.

EXPLORE COMMUNICATIONS CAREERS IN STEM FIELDS at …

COMMUNICATIONS FUTURE TREK for High School Students–in partnership with Webster University School of Communications AND NOW OPEN TO students in grades 8-12, Junior Academy and Youth Leadership Teen members. Students in grades 6-7 may also apply.

WHEN (from 9 am – 2 pm):
Check back soon for 2017-2018 Academic Year dates TBA!

WHO: Preference given to students in grades 8-12, Junior Academy and Youth Leadership Team members. Students in grades 6-7 may also apply. NOTE: Program can accommodate up to five groups of 10-15 students each, or 75 students total, per day.

WHERE: Webster University School of Communications

WHAT: Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 40-minute classroom sessions with working Communications professionals explore the science and tech side of Communications Careers through interactive and hands-on demonstrations in exciting fields of study such as Animation, Audio Engineering, Digital Publishing, Game Design, Radio Broadcasting, and Visual Effects. BRING: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils.

HOW: Registration required. Sign up for Academy eNews to receive notification of upcoming program dates and registration, or contact Science Careers program director, Rose Jansen, at 314-537-7889, or email rjansen@academyofsciencestl.org.

FUTURE TREK for 6th Grade Students attending St. Louis City Public Schools–in partnership with the St. Louis Public Schools Career and Technical Education Division and the Saint Louis Science Center

WHEN:

OCT, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Tue, Oct 24
NOV, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Wed, Nov 1
Fri, Nov 3
Tue, Nov 28
Thu, Nov 30

WHO: Groups of 20-25, 6th Grade Students attending St. Louis City Public Schools. NOTE: Program can accommodate four groups of 20-25 students each, per day.

WHERE: Taylor Community Resource Center, 4900 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63110 (SW corner of Kingshighway and Manchester)

WHAT: Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 25-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. Students participate in a self-directed afternoon STEM Careers scavenger hunt at the Science Center. BRING: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils.

HOW: Registration required. Sign up for Academy eNews to receive notification of upcoming program dates and registration, or contact Science Careers program director, Rose Jansen, at 314-537-7889, or email rjansen@academyofsciencestl.org.

GREENING YOUR FUTURE for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students–in partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden

WHEN (from 9 am – 1:30 pm):
Check back soon for 2017-2018 Academic Year dates TBA! Sessions are held in January, February, and March.

WHO: Groups of 20-25, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students. Individual students and home school students/groups welcome. NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, program can accommodate four groups of 20-25 (or up to 100 total) students each day.

WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110 (NE corner of Shaw and Kingshighway)

WHAT: Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 25-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. Students participate in a self-directed afternoon Garden Trek Quest scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (worlds first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden. BRING: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils.

HOW: Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you would like to select a group, or groups of 20-25, 6th – 8th grade students (program can accommodate up to 100 students per day unless otherwise indicated), registration is required. Sign up for Academy eNews to receive notification of upcoming program dates and registration, or contact Science Careers program director, Rose Jansen, at 314-537-7889, or email rjansen@academyofsciencestl.org.

ENGINEERING FUTURE TREK for 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Students–in partnership with the St. Louis Public Schools Career and Technical Education Division and Saint Louis University Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology

WHEN: TBD

WHO: Groups of 20-25, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Students. NOTE: Program can accommodate four groups of 20-25 students each, per day.

WHERE: Saint Louis University Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology

WHAT: Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 20-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. In the afternoon, students participate in a Parks College Admissions Session expressly for middle school students. BRING: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils.

HOW: TBD. Please check for OPEN dates and information on how to register for Greening Your Future Sessions (click on Greening Your Future tab). Sign up to receive Academy eNews for notification of any upcoming scheduled sessions.

Check out our College Handbook for Middle School Students, with information for students interested in pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers. It’s a great resource for high school students as well.

Interested in hands-on and exclusive science opportunities outside of school? Check out the Junior Academy of Science.

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