STEM Career Exploration Day gives students in grades 10-12 exposure to the different career opportunities within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics field. Come join us for a fun, engaging event for students to learn about majors, programs, and opportunities in a variety of STEM fields.

Yes, you can have an English degree and still work in a STEM-related career!

Why should I attend? 

  • Explore STEM careers in agriculture, biology, industrial studies, criminal justice, theater, art, engineering, computer science, and sustainability and renewable energy systems 
  • Select a workshop track that pairs three interactive workshops facilitated by UW-Platteville faculty
  • Enjoy working with college students and touring campus


Participation in this event will be first come, first served, and is limited to 15 registered students plus one chaperone for up to nine schools. Chaperones may be teachers, school counselors, or other administrators. Check back for registration information or sign up below to stay informed.

STEM Career Exploration Day


Time Event Location
8:30–9 a.m. Check-in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall
9–10 a.m. Welcome and introduction Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall
10–10:50 a.m. Workshop 1 Various locations
11 a.m.–noon Lunch Stations, Bridgeway Commons
Noon–12:50 p.m. Workshop 2 Various locations
1–1:50 p.m. Workshop 3 Various locations
2–2:15 p.m. Closing Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall
2:15–3:15 p.m. Optional campus tour  

Workshop Tracks

  • Technology has had a major role in our lives for generations, but have you stopped to think how it is also used to help plants live longer on this earth, producing more air to breathe or more food to eat? In this track you'll learn skills that will help keep a succulent alive, and how technology is being used to determine if a plant is receiving just the right amount of water. You'll go out of this world to see how Artificial Intelligence is changing how technology is integrating in all of our lives.

  • Our health relies more on technology every day. This track gives you just a glimpse of how technology is advancing our understanding of how our body works. See firsthand the systems that help you on the court, stage, and classroom. Biology has been unlocking the mysteries of life for generations, but did you know there is a wide range of careers that studying biology can lead you to?

  • Engineering and safety must go hand in hand as our advancing technology continues to make our manufacturing and construction processes more complex. Learn about how engineers are always looking for new ways to produce items we use everyday. Soar to new heights as you get hands-on experience with items and processes that keep workers safe as they perform dangerous tasks to keep our work moving. Do you ever think about how many things in your world are made from plastic? Have you ever wanted a chance to make something with this common material? Now is your chance.

  • Hearing, sight, and taste have a huge impact on our life, whether it's hearing the rustling of leaves in the trees, the bright colors of pottery, or the sweet taste of fresh ice cream. In this track you'll learn more than you ever knew you could about trees and the stories they can tell. Additionally, have you ever wondered how an artist achieved that color? Have you ever wanted to make a color yourself? That's chemistry in action. Finally, chill out during your last session and learn the science behind one of the most popular snacks in the United States.

  • Complex and what sometimes appear to be unsolvable mysteries and problems get solved everyday with science. In this track you will experience three different ways science helps us solve problems/mysteries around processes, crimes, and our body. Prepare to put on your thinking caps.

  • Engineering and science play a major role in the world around us. Whether it’s the design and upkeep of the bridge you may have crossed today, the ever-growing number of wind turbines supplying power to the grid, or how we learn about trees to keep this vital resource producing the air we breathe, our world is shaped by these professions.

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