What is the IMS2015 STEM Program?
This program will center on a day of fun and informational activities in association with the May 2015 International Microwave Symposium (IMS2015). The focus day for this activity will be Thursday, 21 May 2015 at the Phoenix Convention Center. This program is being done in conjunction with the Arizona Science Lab.
The IEEE “Arizona Science Lab” (ASL) was launched in February 2009. It is a volunteer group under the management of the IEEE, a 501(c)(3) organization, that engages retired and employed engineers, scientists and teachers, university students and other professionals in enhancing the STEM learning of students in grades 4-8, stimulating their interest in STEM subjects, and inspiring them to pursue studies and future careers in STEM subjects.
For more information on ASL please visit http://www.azsciencelab.org
Goals for the program are as follows:
1. To introduce students to Microwave Electronics (technology/careers/networking) through a Science, Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) focused “day at a conference” experience.
2. To integrate university/industry educational engagement with technical speakers, hands-on activities, informational tables, and a tour of the show floor (exhibition).
3. To create an opportunity for quality interaction between possible future engineers/scientists, practicing engineers and college students set in the dynamic and engaging foum of an international engineering event.
Target Audience: Motivated middle and high school age students, with an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). In addition, we would like to involve a pool of 5 to 10 high school/middle school teachers in the program. The program is open to children of IMS attendees traveling with parents, as well as students from local public/private high schools and home schools.
Requirements: All participants need so submit an application and a parental release form. Participants must able to commit a full day to the planned activities. A selection committee will choose the actual participants based on information on the application form (including description of academic interests and extra-curricular STEM activities) and space availability.
- Corporate Sponsorship
- Industry and Academic Speakers
For more information regardig the IMS2015 STEM program and how you can become involved please contact:
STEM Principal Sponsor:
STEM Major Sponsor:
STEM Official Media Partner:
STEM In-kind Sponsor: