The Research Triangle Park

US2020 RTP to Host Innovation STEM Expo

By Apr 05, 2017

US2020 Research Triangle Park (RTP) will be hosting their annual Spring expo on Friday April 7th, 2017. The theme for this year’s expo revolves around innovations made in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields today. During the expo, students will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on demonstrations, participate in speed mentoring, as well as participate in a new engaging session known as STEM TANK. Akin to Shark Tank, students will have the opportunity to present solutions to a current STEM problem to a panel of judges for session prizes.

The expo will take place at The Frontier, 800 Park Offices Drive from 9:00am to 1:30pm. Over 400 students from counties across the state will attend this event and meet presenters from Triangle STEM companies such as Biogen, IBM, CREE, RedHat, and the EPA, along with higher education institutions from around the Triangle. 

Expos are a crucial part of the US2020 RTP model, and are utilized to expose the diverse range of possibilities in STEM to students from partner schools. US2020 RTP also facilitates mentoring, tours, internships, externships, and more opportunities to these specific students to widen their exposure to STEM.

 

About US2020 RTP
US2020 RTP is the local branch of a national STEM outreach initiative called US2020. This program is located at the Frontier building in the Research Triangle Park, NC. Their mission is to expand STEM mentoring and opportunities for engagement for economically disadvantaged, underrepresented minority, and female students. US2020 is a national initiative announced in 2013 by President Barack Obama that seeks to yield greater participation from leading STEM companies and education nonprofits in order to diversify the STEM fields. To learn more about US2020 and how you can be a part of this initiative please visit : www.rtp.org/us2020 or call us at (919)433.1672.