The UA STEM Center for Mathematics and Science Education is seeking 100 public school 8th-grade students for our Health Sciences Leadership Career Tech Day.  This event is free, but registration closes on Friday, March 22nd.  After students register, a link will be sent to them by mid-March to register for individual sessions.

WHO:         Public school students in 8th grade.  Each 8th grade team must be accompanied by at least one sponsor (1 sponsor to 1-10 students).

WHAT:       Join 8th grade students in sessions provided by University of Arkansas faculty and students in health sciences – nursing, PT, OT, speech path, phlebotomy, PA, veterinarians, plus more.  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) health science fields and areas of research, labs, and potential careers will be the focus.

WHEN:       Saturday, March 30, 2019, 8:30a.m. – 3:30p.m.

WHERE:     University of Arkansas sessions in various labs at the Epley Center for Health Professions and the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science Auditorium

RECEIVE:   Continental breakfast, lunch, materials, STEM certificate, four fun-filled sessions, and career potential/possibilities. Six hours of ADE–approved teacher professional development will also be available.

Disclaimer:  The grant for this event allows for public schools only; no charter, private, or home schools.

Student Registration link:

No registration cost, but registration is required. Registration Deadline: March 22, 2019.

After registration, by mid-March, students will receive another link to register for individual sessions.

Health Sciences Leadership Career Tech Day for Public School 8th Grade Students on Saturday, March 30, 2019, will address the need to increase students’ interest and engagement in STEM through innovative, nationally recognized informal science education programs where risk is rewarded, curiosity is encouraged, and creativity is expected.  Health Science Careers is a productive way to show students an application of the STEM concepts that they are learning in school. In addition the work of the STEM Coalition will address the STEM workforce imbalance and impacts that are needed for improved health career access, for innovation and for economic development.  There is a huge need for role models who make a difference in health careers.

The goal of Health Sciences Leadership Career Tech Day is to introduce eighth grade students to nontraditional male/female Health Science careers and to explain to middle school students how to be successful in high school and college science and mathematics courses and to consider nontraditional career opportunities in the health sciences.