2013 San Antonio STEM Week
For the fourth year in a row, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will hold our Annual CORE4 STEM Expo. This event invites 2,500 middle school students in five at-risk School Districts in San Antonio to get them exposed to and excited about STEM careers through hands-on sessions conducted by STEM-related businesses and community leaders. While the Expo is open to all students, the Hispanic Chamber places an emphasis on exposing young Hispanic students to STEM careers, an area where they have been traditionally underrepresented.
Our event was originally launched in 2009 through a grant provided by the AT&T Foundation. This year, our event is made possible through a grant provided by the Toyota USA Foundation and the generous support of our dedicated sponsors.
Therefore, we are proud to declare the Week of November 10-16, “SAN ANTONIO STEM WEEK,” where the entire community can host STEM events and activities to promote STEM Careers. We hope this annual tradition will become a San Antonio trademark week dedicated to getting our students excited about STEM careers.
Calendar of Events
Forensic Frenzy Family Day
Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of forensic frenzy! Talk with Officer Maria Gutierrez from the SAPD Crime Scene Unit, the Forensic Anthropology Center and participate in hands-on activities. Find clues, investigate crime scene examples. Forensic Frenzy is included with museum general admission.
Louis A. and Frances B. Wagner Lecture Series
CSI: The REAL Experience
Wednesday, November 6, 6:30- 8:30 p.m.
Do you love CSI and other shows on television about forensic science? Do you want to know how forensic science really works? Join Ronald Singer, Technical and Administrative Director of the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office in Fort Worth and a forensic scientist for over 40 years, as he explains the differences between what you see on television and what happens in real life! Suggested donation is $5 for members and students; $10 for adults, includes entry to CSI: The Experience and refreshments. Reservations are required, call 210.357.1910.
Southwest Independent School District will be kicking off San Antonio STEM Week on November 9, 2013 with a STEM Showcase that will involve all STEM/Robotics Clubs in K-12. The event will be from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at McNair Middle School. Students will be showcasing activities such as Water Bottle Rockets, “Punkin Chunkin” catapults, Robotics, LEGOS, the Electric Cars, Alternative Energy projects, Science experiment demonstrations, and other activities as students prepare for competitions and district events throughout the school year. This will be a fun event for parents and students to see what STEM is all about. And, a great way to begin the San Antonio STEM Week, November 10-16, 2013.
Hosting a STEM event? Let us know and we will spread the word!
Contact Brianna Dimas at firstname.lastname@example.org or (210)208-8226