3rd Annual DMV STEM Career Fair
Date and Time
Sat, October 13, 2018
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
University of the District of Columbia- Student Center
4200 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008
This family-fun event will provide K-12 students an opportunity to explore STEM careers and meet and interact with professionals in the respective fields. This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is strongly suggested; you can register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.com/SEMLinkDMV3rdSTEMFair
Jack and Jill of America Foundation and Systems Innovation LLC sponsor the STEM Career Fair and Exhibition. This is SEM Link’s signature event through their Math and Science Career Academy, which is SEM Link’s program that exposes students to STEM through hands-on activities, real-world applications and career exploration. The event features exhibitors (STEM professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, and retirees) that conduct hands-on demonstrations or display real-world applications of STEM. At the fair the students visit the tables of exhibitors moving freely between activities. “Children become what they see, if want children to become STEM professionals we have to provide them with opportunities to “see” STEM professionals. Our career fair provides youth with the opportunities to see STEM careers by engaging in hands on STEM activities and seeing STEM demonstrations by the STEM community; which we hope will inspire them to believe that becoming a STEM professional is possible for them ” states Ms. Tokiwa T. Smith, Founder and Executive Director of SEM Link.
Science, Engineering and Mathematics Link, Inc. (SEM Link), a tax-exempt national nonprofit organization, founded in 2005 by Ms. Tokiwa T. Smith in Atlanta, Georgia on the premise that exposure to members of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) communities is critical to student achievement and career exploration in math and science. Our two core programs, Experimental Design Program and Math and Science Career Academy, enhance the STEM educational experience for K-12 students by providing them opportunities to engage in hands-on STEM activities, explore STEM careers and learn about real-world applications of STEM. Since our inception we have served thousands of youth in Atlanta, and the DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia) Metropolitan areas. For more information about SEM Link visit our website at www.semsuccess.org.