Penn State Schuylkill and IU 29 host STEM day on Nov. 9

Penn State Schuylkill and the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 will host a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) event on Saturday, Nov. 9. During this event, 80 students enrolled in the 21st Century Community Learning Center programs at Pottsville Area, North Schuylkill, and Williams Valley School Districts will engage in various hands on activities designed to generate enthusiasm for, and a desire to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math. Students will be encouraged to consider careers in STEM fields and to set goals to achieve academic success.

Penn State Schuylkill faculty members will be providing the instruction. Rod Heisey and Darcy Medica will lead the students in biology activities; Michael Gallis will engage the students in physics; Elinor Madigan will work with the students on computer generated activities; and Nancy Schorschinsky will introduce the students to the world of chemistry. 

This is the second year that Penn State Schuylkill has partnered with IU 29 for STEM Saturday. This is an IU 29 grant funded program through the 21st Century Community Learning Center program.

For additional information, contact Mary Sacavage at 570-385-6217 or


Last Updated October 29, 2013