2021 AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase | AIChE

2021 AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase

November 14, 2021 to November 15, 2021
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2021 AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase

You're invited!  AIChE invites K-12 students, their parents, and educators to attend the AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase – an interactive opportunity to learn about STEM, Chemical Engineering, and different STEM career paths from real life STEM professionals!  Hear from exciting keynote speakers, follow along at home as chemical engineers present hands-on STEM demonstrations, and get answers to all of your burning questions about STEM and chemical engineering!  AIChE is pleased to share that the 2021 AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase will take place virtually.

When: Sunday, November 14, 2021 & Monday, November 15, 2021

Join us for one day, or both days!  Each day of this year's event will feature unique speakers and interactive demos.

Where: Anywhere!  We are excited to share that this year’s event will take place virtually, so K-12 students, parents, and teachers can attend from their homes or classrooms from anywhere in the world.  An internet-connected, Zoom compatible device will be required to attend this event.  

Read on to learn more and register today!

Event Details & FAQs

How to register

Click here to begin a registration.

2021 Registration Information and Policies

Already registered?  We can't wait to see you!   Be on the lookout for an email from AIChE with more information about the event.

Who can attend?

AIChE invites all K-12 students, their parents, and educators to attend this exciting event.

All K-12 students must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (i.e. parent, teacher, guidance counselor, academic advisor, etc.). A single adult chaperone may accompany multiple K-12 students.

How much does it cost to attend the event?

The AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase is free for K-12 students, parents, and teachers, but advanced registration is required.

You may wish to purchase materials for the demos prior to the event so your K-12 students can follow along at home or in the classroom, or you can choose to watch the demonstrations instead.  A list of materials will be provided following completion of your advanced registration. 

What can attendees look forward to?

During the AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase, K–12 students, along with their parents and educators, will enjoy the following schedule of events.

Sunday, November 14, 2021 - Day 1

Time

Activity

Overview

11:50 AM-12:00 PM EST

Check-in

Be sure to log in a few minutes early to ensure that you don't miss any of the excitement.

All attendees will receive a digital event flyer detailing the agenda and all STEM demos, as well as instructive and educational handouts for each demo.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Keynote

Get excited about STEM and Chemical Engineering with the help of real life STEM professionals.  Keynote speakers to be announced!

12:30 PM-1:30 PM EST

STEM Demos

Interact with exciting AIChE member-led STEM demos, discussions, and experiments, covering a variety of topics.

This year's 16 STEM demos were hand-picked from nearly 40 entries, and are each thoughtfully designed for one of four unique grade level audiences:

  • Kindergarten through 2nd grade
  • 3rd grade through 5th grade
  • 6th grade through 8th grade
  • 9th grade through 12th grade

K-12 students will have a chance to interact with 2 demos developed just for their grade level.  Materials lists for the demos will be provided to Group Leaders following completion of their advanced registration so K-12 students can follow along under the supervision of their group leader, parent, or teacher.

K-12 students will receive a handout explaining the science behind each demo for continued at-home learning. 

Chaperones will receive a handout detailing the supplies, costs, procedure, & STEM concepts associated with each demo to allow for future replication at home or in the classroom. 

1:30 PM-2:30 PM EST

Lunch & Learn

Learn more about Chemical Engineering while you eat your lunch or afternoon snack with Chemical Engineering professionals and college students. 

Monday, November 15, 2021 - Day 2

Time

Activity

Overview

11:50 AM-12:00 PM EST

Check-in

Be sure to log in a few minutes early to ensure that you don't miss any of the excitement.

All attendees will receive a digital event flyer detailing the agenda and all STEM demos, as well as instructive and educational handouts for each demo.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Keynote

Get excited about STEM and Chemical Engineering with the help of real life STEM professionals.  Keynote speakers to be announced!

12:30 PM-1:30 PM EST

STEM Demos

Interact with exciting AIChE member-led STEM demos, discussions, and experiments, covering a variety of topics.

This year's 16 STEM demos were hand-picked from nearly 40 entries, and are each thoughtfully designed for one of four unique grade level audiences:

  • Kindergarten through 2nd grade
  • 3rd grade through 5th grade
  • 6th grade through 8th grade
  • 9th grade through 12th grade

K-12 students will have a chance to interact with 2 demos developed just for their grade level.  Materials lists for the demos will be provided to Group Leaders following completion of their advanced registration so K-12 students can follow along under the supervision of their group leader, parent, or teacher.

K-12 students will receive a handout explaining the science behind each demo for continued at-home learning. 

Chaperones will receive a handout detailing the supplies, costs, procedure, & STEM concepts associated with each demo to allow for future replication at home or in the classroom. 

1:30 PM-2:30 PM EST

Lunch & Learn

Learn more about Chemical Engineering while you eat your lunch or afternoon snack with Chemical Engineering professionals and college students. 

2:30 PM-2:45 PM EST

K-12 STEM Outreach Competition Award Ceremony Find out if your favorite modules wowed the judges enough to take home one of this year's prizes!

Who is AIChE?

AIChE is the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 60,000 members from more than 110 countries.  Each year, over 1,500 chemical engineering undergraduate students and over 5,000 professional chemical engineers, faculty, and graduate students travel from all over the world to attend the AIChE Annual Meeting and Annual Student Conference. 

The AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase will take place during the AIChE Annual Meeting and Annual Student Conference, offering the next generation of STEM professionals (your K-12 students) a unique opportunity to learn more about STEM &Chemical Engineering directly from AIChE’s best and brightest Chemical Engineering professionals and students.

The AIChE STEM Showcase is generously supported by the AIChE Foundation and 3M and is made possible by AIChE members and volunteer leaders from our K-12 Committee, Executive Student Committee (ESC), participants in the AIChE K-12 STEM Outreach Competition, and general AIChE Annual Meeting and Annual Student Conference Attendees.

 

Questions?

Contact us at k12@aiche.org.