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La Roche College to Host STEM Savvy

On May 12 La Roche College will welcome middle school students in grades six through eight to explore science, technology and math fields at its second STEM Savvy event. STEM Savvy introduces students to STEM majors and careers through hands-on experiences and informative workshops. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Zappala College Center on La Roche’s campus in McCandless Township and conclude at 3:15 p.m.


Peggy Schmiedecke, associate director of admissions, said, “STEM Savvy provides participants with real-world applications of STEM and helps connect majors they could pursue in college to career opportunities that require a strong STEM background.” Students can choose from two out of six workshops offered upon pre-registration. Workshop topics include chemistry, biology, math, engineering, technology and exercise science.


“I am a firm believer that science can be enjoyed, learned and understood by everyone. STEM activities, if done well, can arouse the natural curiosity of students. Learning-by-doing is often a far more captivating way of studying science than merely reading a textbook or passively watching a video,” Chemistry Department Chair Don Fujito, Ph.D., said.


The event also offers special sessions for parents with a panel of notable speakers in STEM careers and participation in a fun workshop lead by Outside the Box Labs.


STEM Savvy is sponsored by Brooks Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trusts and supported by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) North Hills Pittsburgh, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.


Registration is required by May 4, and there is a $5 fee per person. 

Please contact Freshman Admissions at 412-536-1272 or admissions@laroche.edu for more information.

Date & Time
  • May 12, 2018
  • 8:30AM - 3:15PM
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