Where can a STEM career take your kids? Absolutely anywhere they want to go.
For the seventh year in a row, Discovery World is teaming up with Time Warner to provide fun and exciting hands-on learning opportunities for kids. Join us on Saturday, November 7th, for STEMfest, a celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math sponsored by Time Warner Cable and their Connect a Million Minds initiative.
“Our mission here at Discovery World is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers,” said Joel Brennan, President and CEO of Discovery World. “Events like STEMfest allow kids, especially girls, to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math in a fun, family-friendly environment.”
What can you and your family do at STEMfest?
- Turn Solar Beads into a bracelet or zipper pull with the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
- Discover careers in engineering & automation with Rockwell Automation.
- Learn how to build underwater robots with the wonderful folks at SeaPerch.
- Meet some of the incredible chemists working at PPG industries.
- Investigate the natural world with representatives of Lakeshore State Park.
- Print your own pencil case labels with Brady Corporation’s Women’s Leadership Alliance.
- Explore Discovery World for FREE.
Other organizations that will be here for STEMfest include IOU Sports, Wisconsin Destination Imagination, and Bricks 4 Kidz. It’ll will be loads of fun.
“Science should be fun,” said Brennan, “and kids are endlessly curious about how the world works. We hope to harness that energy and inspire young people to explore careers in automation, chemistry, engineering, and other areas of science and technology. We also want young people to learn more about STEM careers that may be available to them here at home.”
For us, one of the most exciting aspects of STEMfest is that we are able to open our doors for free. Thousands of young people and their families get access to Discovery World, Milwaukee’s premier science and technology center, and a chance for fun, learning, and a family experience.
“Because we receive no public financial support, we have very limited opportunities to offer free admission to the community,” said Brennan. “Time Warner enables us to offer free admission for one day every year, and they have worked with us to create an event that provides unique and fun learning opportunities for every visitor. We believe that sparks are generated that lead young people to envision themselves in future STEM careers in our community.”
Dozens of Time Warner Cable employees also volunteer their time every year to help make STEMfest run smoothly. We truly appreciate their time and efforts.
Join us for a fantastic day of exploration, discovery, science, and engineering! The doors open at 10am. We’ll see you at STEMfest on November 7th.