Conference strives to attract local eleventh graders to STEM fields

February 17, 2015

READING, Pa. — Penn State Berks will host its annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Conference, titled “Today and Tomorrow 2015” on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Approximately 100 eleventh-grade students are expected to attend the conference, which will feature instructors and students from Penn State Berks and the community who will provide workshops with the goal of encouraging the high school students to continue their studies in STEM fields.

Interactive workshops will aim to enlighten students on the possibilities for future studies and STEM careers. One of Penn State Berks’ initiatives for community outreach is to offer youth programming that encourages and prepares students for science and technology degrees, and to expand efforts to improve STEM education in the community. Collaboration with area school districts to improve science education is one way in which Penn State Berks hopes to advance this initiative.

This program was originally created and organized by Dr. Janet Winter, senior lecturer in mathematics, who retired from Penn State Berks in 2012.

Schools that are interested in participating or want more information about the STEM Conference should contact Elizabeth Wiggins, lecturer in engineering, via e-mail at or Tricia Clark, instructor of information sciences and Ttchnology, via e-mail at

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Last Updated February 17, 2015