October 5, 2012
During the fall months, high school seniors face a big decision: whether to pursue a higher education, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), where careers are in high demand. That’s why Arizona State University is reaching out to Valley students at a new, free event designed to support them and their families as they choose educational and career paths.
High school seniors, as well as sophomores and juniors, are invited to attend Future ASU STEM Devil Night from 6-9:30 p.m., Oct. 20, at the Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington Street in Phoenix. Students and their families will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from admissions, financial aid, and a variety of schools that focus on STEM-based careers.
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“We are particularly interested in connecting with students and parents from families that do not yet have a tradition of college education,” said Miles Orchinik, associate director of School of Life Sciences undergraduate programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “We want to reinforce the importance of a college degree, particularly in science-related fields, for the future success of young people. Earning a degree in a STEM-related field is not easy, so we want to make sure future students and parents know what to expect, and what they can do to be prepared for university courses.”
Event check-in begins at 6 p.m. Many ASU schools will host tables during the welcome period, and students may enter a drawing for door prizes. At 6:30 p.m., two stages will feature presentations, as well as question and answer sessions. Representatives from each area will speak with students about their areas of interest.
The following ASU academic units will be featured in the Dorrance Planetarium: School of Life Sciences, School of Earth & Space Exploration, School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.
On stage at the Daniel Cracchiolo Theatre, students will hear from representatives of Barrett, The Honors College, as well as university admissions, housing, and financial aid. Also, a panel of student ambassadors will provide a presentation.
Arizona Science Center staff will lead a variety of activities throughout the facility and guests may explore the permanent exhibits. Discounted parking and refreshments will be available.
To register: Call (480) 727-6277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to provide the number of people attending in your group.
Suzanne Cassano, Suzanne.Cassano@asu.edu