Due to the ongoing pandemic, we will not be able to host a 2022 STEM-SEP as this is an in-person workshop requiring students and faculty to be in close proximity. We are optimistic for a 2023 STEM-SEP.
2020 Program Information
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are crucial fields for driving innovation and competitiveness. STEM jobs show the highest expectation for growth: 18.7% as compared to 14.3% for jobs overall. Employment in STEM jobs grew much faster than employment in non-STEM jobs over the last decade. STEM jobs are expected to grow by 8.9% from 2014-2024, compared to 6.4% growth for non-STEM jobs.
In light of this, Penn State Harrisburg's School of Science, Engineering, and Technology will hold their annual two week STEM Summer Enrichment Workshop (STEM-SEP) in June 2020. Applications are being accepted through February 21, 2020 5:00 p.m.
The workshop is designed to improve students' knowledge through hands-on activities in a variety of STEM areas, including:
- computer science
- civil engineering
- mechanical engineering
- electrical engineering
High school students currently in the 10th and 11th grades are invited to apply.
Activities and benefits to participants:
- Two field trips, a tour of several university facilities, demonstrations, hands-on experimentation, and assistance in learning how to do scientific oral presentations.
- Workshop sessions will be conducted by discipline-specific instructors with emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students will see for themselves in hands-on laboratory exercises that demonstrate how science and engineering devices work.
- Students who complete the summer workshops will receive a certificate of accomplishment and be invited to attend the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology Capstone Design Conference which is held in May of each year.
- Students will receive supplies and training material.
- Free lunch and snack breaks.
- Transportation for field trips is provided, but note that transportation to/from STEM-SEP each day is the responsibility of the student.
STEM-SEP is made possible by a generous grant from ArcelorMittal.