Berks conference strives to attract local 11th graders to STEM fields

A local high schooler examines a prosthetic arm that was designed by Berks engineering students
Credit: Penn State

Penn State Berks will host its annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Conference on Wednesday, March 7. Approximately 90, 11th-grade students are expected to attend the conference, which will feature instructors and students from Penn State Berks and the local community who will provide workshops with the goal of encouraging the high school students to continue their studies in science, math, engineering, and technology.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Bob Forrey, distinguished professor of physics at Penn State Berks. The conference will include interactive workshops that will enlighten students on the possibilities for future studies and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Schools that are interested in participating or want more information about the STEM Conference should contact Elizabeth Wiggins, lecturer in engineering, via email at [email protected] or Tricia Clark, instructor, information sciences and technology, via email at [email protected].