Event Details

2018 STEM AND HEALTH EXPO DATE & LOCATION

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018 between 11 am and 3 pm| LOCATION: River City Science Academy Gymnasium | ADDRESS: 7605 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonvile, FL 32216

Date & Location

Event Details

DATE: Saturday, February 10, 2018 between 11AM-3PM
LOCATION: River City Science Academy Gymnasium
ADDRESS: 7605 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32216
ORGANIZED BY RIVER CITY SCIENCE ACADEMY
Free and Open to the Public

 

THIS IS MORE THAN JUST A SCIENCE FAIR.

Welcome to the annual Florida STEM & Health Expo. Our mission is to engage Florida’s citizens in the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and ignite a passion for STEM and health.
 
This is no typical science fair. The Expo allows students to showcase their science work in a fun and unique setting, with learning opportunities for the entire family. This free, one-day event features exciting science shows, talks with STEM educators and scientists, hands-on activities, robots, health professionals, vendor booths and so much more.
 
The theme for this year’s Expo is “Preparing Florida’s future STEM & Health workforce,” a reflection of our belief that Florida’s future will require workforce that has highly trained professionals in the STEM fields. Students need a strong background & Health pipeline as they grow, so they are set to become successful STEM & Health professionals later in life.
 
Participating students will work with their teachers and/or mentors to prepare a demo that they will present to the public at the Expo. Others will view presentations by local industries and universities in exciting fields like solar energy, medicine and robotics. There will also be door prizes.
 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE STEM & HEALTH EXPO?

Students who have a project to share in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and/or Health

  • Teams of students who have collaborated on a STEM & Health project together
  • Teachers and students who wish to share a classroom investigation
  • Community professionals who offer a hands-on STEM experience for students
  • Anyone who wishes to explore the excitement of STEM!

 

WHY STEM?

Science helps students to be curious, ask questions, and make connections as to why the world exists as it does. It is the backdrop for understanding our world, and for helping us to explain and appreciate it in new ways. A successful STEM education provides students with science, math, and engineering/technology in sequences that build upon each other and can be used with real-world applications.

STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy and enables the next generation of innovators. Innovation leads to new products and processes that sustain our economy. This innovation and science literacy depend on a solid knowledge of STEM areas

For students who are prepared in STEM, the post-graduate opportunities are endless. From 2009 to 2015, STEM jobs grew by 10.5 percent. Non STEM careers grew by 5.2 percent in the same years. STEM only continues to grow in scope and importance, making STEM careers some of the most abundant for students as they prepare for college and enter the workforce. STEM careers are also some of the most profitable. The average wage for a STEM career is almost double the average wage of a career outside STEM.

Our country and our world depends on the next generation of scientists, engineers, coders, doctors and inventors.

At River City Science Academy, we understand the importance of preparing this next generation. We hope you will join us at the Expo to share in our passion. See you soon!