Wellesley STEM Expo
Mark your calendars for our next STEM Expo to be held on April 8, 2017 when we will once again transform Wellesley High into an interactive science museum.
The EXPO is a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) exposition including a speaker series, hands-on exhibits, workshops and a student work showcase transforming Wellesley High School into an interactive science center for a day. In addition to the EXPO itself, there are a series of events leading up to the big day, followed by several new, exciting events afterwards.
NEW Check out highlights from the 2014 and 2015 STEM Expos below! In addition, you can view the keynote speeches from both Expos, as well as review descriptions of the exhibits and workshops featured during the 2015 Expo.
During the 2015 STEM Expo, Dr. Sheila Nirenberg, a MacArthur "Genius" Award winner and Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medical College, gave an inspiring keynote speech to an enthusiastic audience about "Breaking The Blindness Code". Through a combination of gene therapy and computer programing, blindness no longer needs to be a limiting factor in our lives! Dr. Nirenberg also answered many questions from children in the audience.
The first-ever Science & Technology Expo, held in April 2014, was a ground-breaking event for the metro west area, with over 3800 attendees from Wellesley and other communities, 75 exhibits, 10 workshops from local schools, Boston and metro-west universities and colleges, corporations and non-profits. Students from ages 5 and up were in attendance, high school students networked with STEM professionals, and everyone was thrilled to hear Jeff Hoffman's description of his travels in space. Check out Dr. Hoffman's keynote speech by watching the video below.
Thank you to our sponsors:
- Wolf Greenfield
- the Ruth S. Walter Fund
- The Fund For Wellesley