March 11, 2019

STEM Day returns to Wayne State University March 12


Wayne State University is hosting its third annual STEM Day, which is expected to bring 2,000 middle school students and teachers to campus. The free half-day program — featuring sixth- through ninth-grade students — is designed to bring the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life through hands-on interactive sessions, including:

  • Fire tornados
  • Coding
  • Casting broken bones
  • Planetarium shows
  • Liquid nitrogen ice cream
  • Walking on water


9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 12

Itinerary Detail

9 a.m. – Check-in and optional campus tours begin

10 a.m. – Activity I begins

10:45 a.m. – Break; walk to next session

11:05 a.m. – Activity II begins

12 p.m. – Lunch

12:45 p.m. – Optional campus tour


Locations throughout Wayne State’s Midtown Detroit campus, including the new Mike Ilitch School of Business, and the Microsoft Technology Center.


For a full description of STEM sessions and activities, and other important event information, visit


Excellent video and photo opportunities will be available throughout the event. Faculty STEM experts and event organizers also will be on hand to offer comments.

*Media representatives planning to cover STEM Day should contact Ted Montgomery,, 313-577-5699, or Tom Reynolds,, 313-577-8093.