Everything you need to know ahead of STEMCON 2021

Stemcon Robots, Helping Children In The Field Of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics

As STEMCON, the event for children and teenagers, starts tomorrow, Top Business Tech shares everything you need to know ahead of the virtual event.

STEMCON is back, and will be taking place online this year, offering a range of online events to young people under the age of 18. Starting from tomorrow, and lasting over the course of the weekend, the public outreach program will seek to educate primary and secondary school students on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Encouraging an interest in STEM subjects

To further encourage participants to take part in as many of the events as possible, there will be a scavenger hunt. The hunt will offer robot-related prizes to participants who can assemble a catch phrase from code words hidden within the speaker, demonstration, virtual tour and DIY stem videos.

The much anticipated Sumo Bot Battle 

Participants will have the opportunity to battle one another with the use of bots in five minute sessions. Though a majority of events will be available On Demand from tomorrow, the much anticipated Sumo-Bot Battle event will require pre registration due to limited capacity. Keep in mind, this event is also not apart of the scavenger hunt.

The Events

Friday, April 23, 2021

9 a.m. All On Demand Videos not listed on the schedule

10 a.m. Fruit DNA Extraction

11 a.m. Build a Voice App

12 p.m. The Life of a Veterinarian

1 p.m. Sumo-bot Battle (requires pre-registration; limited capacity)

2 p.m. Simple Machines Give You Amazing Powers

3 p.m. NASA Supernova Sleuths

Saturday, April 24, 2021

9 a.m. Honeybee Hive Tour

10 a.m. KEYNOTE: Why Science is Dope! (requires pre-registration; limited capacity)

11 a.m. Be a Tribologist

12 p.m. Launch Lab

1 p.m. Sumo-bot Battle (requires pre-registration; limited capacity)

2 p.m. The Mathematics of Juggling

3 p.m. Gerrymandering: Applied Political Geometry

Sunday, April 25, 2021

9 a.m. Walking with the Ancestors of DuPage County

10 a.m. Acceleration and Inertia

11 a.m. Backyard Birding

12 p.m. Gravitational Waves Explained

1 p.m. Sumo-bot Battle (requires pre-registration; limited capacity)

2 p.m. Bokashi Composting

3 p.m. Candy Science

COD STEM Outreach Coordinator Sara Spaniol, said: “We are thrilled to be able to provide a weekend of engaging, informative and educational activities, demonstrations and discussions for the community, while ensuring the health and safety of everyone who participates.” 

She continued: “We’ve worked hard to make sure the event covers a wide variety of disciplines that will be interesting for everyone, whether they are passionate about a specific STEM field or are merely curious about STEM in general.”

All exhibits will be available on the STEMCON On Demand webpage.

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Amber Donovan-Stevens

Amber is a Content Editor at Top Business Tech