STEM Exploration Night 2023
Get Ready to Explore, Prepare, and Launch into STEM!
Join us at STEM Exploration Night, April 12, 2023
Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) is proud to announce a return to an in-person event for our sixth annual STEM Exploration Night!
On Wednesday, April 12, 2023, from 6-8 pm at Federal Way High School, PreK-12 students and families are invited to explore this exciting event to explore the many possibilities through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
At the event, you can check out booths, engaging and informative panel discussions, interactive activities, and more! The event will spark STEM curiosity in young students and provide further insight into career possibilities for our emerging leaders. Students of all grade levels will find what they need to explore, prepare, and launch into one of the many STEM opportunities leading to high-demand careers in our region.
Did you know? By 2030, 87% of high-demand, family-sustaining jobs will require a postsecondary degree or credential, and 67% of those jobs will be STEM-related ¹. It is important for FWPS to provide scholars with the ability to explore opportunities in STEM, which is one of the many pathways to a BRIGHT future!
Take a trip down memory lane by checking out the recap from our last in-person STEM Exploration Night in 2019.
Are you interested in hosting a booth on behalf of your organization? Become a STEM Night Partner!
Event Program and Map
Browse the event program to start planning your evening at STEM Exploration Night!
Bus Shuttles and Transportation
Get info about getting to the event, including optional bus shuttles, directions, and parking.
Find out what to look forward to at this year's event, including a sample list of participating organizations and available activities.
U.S. Air Force
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
STEM Exploration Night will be an exciting event for everyone - from PreK to 12th grade and beyond! Families can look forward to the following:
STEM with the Superintendent
Come test your engineering skills with Superintendent Dr. Pfeiffer! See how tall of a tower you can build before it topples over - winners by grade level will be announced at the event, and through the district's newsletter and social media.
5th Annual STEM Film Festival
Check out student-created STEM films centered on this year's theme, STEM for Everyone, and watch the awards ceremony!
Minecraft Education Experience Room
Get hands-on in Minecraft Education as you do the work of an Architect, Artist, Civil Engineer, or Game Designer. These careers use this type of design and STEM thinking to make a different in what they do, and you can too!
Nuevo Foundation Coding Experience
Free hands-on coding workshops for PreK-12th grade scholars.
FIRST Robotics Competition Demonstrations
Watch our FWPS award-winning high school FIRST Robotics Competition teams demonstrate their competition robots.
FIRST LEGO League Demonstrations
Come see scholars from our elementary and middle school FIRST LEGO League teams showcase their Spike Prime robotics, coding missions, and innovation projects centered around creating sustainable energy sources.
Sphero Game Design Challenge Demonstrations
Scholars from our Sphero and Coding clubs will demonstrate the games they created for the Sphero coding challenge, "The Games We Play," which will be available for others to try too!
"The Unspoken Truths" American History Traveling Museum
Scholars can explore this museum, which chronicles the rich history of Africans in Africa, detailing the many contributions African Americans have had on scientific, cultural, and technological inventions/innovations in the U.S., and the world.
Scholars can attend panels IGNITE FWPS Alumnae, STEM for All Abilities, and/or Multilingual Voices of STEM to hear from diverse STEM professionals share how STEM is for everyone of every gender, culture, and ability.
Plus, so much more, including:
- Flight simulators
- VR experiences
- Earthquake demonstrations
- and more!