Who and What: Students from 12 local and regional public high schools and prospective Wake Forest University students will have the chance to get a more up close and personal look at STEM fields of study during STEM at Wake Laboratory Tours. They will have the opportunity to participate in six 20-minute collegiate laboratory sessions in physics, chemistry, biology, health and exercise science, mathematics, computer science, and regenerative medicine.
When and Where: High school students will participate on Wednesday, April 22 while a similar event will take place on Thursday for prospective Wake Forest University freshmen. Students will meet at 10 a.m. in Porter Byrum Welcome Center’s Kulynych Auditorium to begin.
Why: In its third year, Wake Forest University holds STEM at Wake Laboratory Tours as part of the statewide North Carolina Science Festival as a way to expose students to STEM teaching and research in a setting with world-class faculty and researchers.
“Our hope with this event is to inspire students interested in math, science and technology, and open their eyes to these fields of study to provide encouragement for them to pursue them in their own collegiate experience and professional careers,” said Rachel Revelle, lead coordinator of the Wake Forest University’s Pro Humanitate Institute that organizes the event in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and the various STEM departments of Wake Forest College.