Wayne State University hosts inaugural STEM Day, March 14

March 9, 2017


Wayne State University is hosting its first STEM Day, which is expected to bring 1,000 middle school students and teachers to campus. The free half-day program — featuring sixth- through ninth-grade students — is designed to bring the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life through hands-on interactive sessions, including:

  • Fire tornados
  • Seaweed tissue repair
  • Planetarium shows
  • Liquid nitrogen ice cream
  • Walking on water
  • In celebration of Pi Day, WSU is partnering with the Grand Traverse Pie Company to host a “Pi Off” event. Participants will go head-to-head with College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Wayne Raskind. Those who recite Pi to the furthest digit will be rewarded with pie.

*Due to an overwhelming response, every session has been filled to capacity and no further reservations will be accepted.


9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, March 14

Itinerary Detail

9 a.m. – Check-in and optional campus tours begin

10 a.m. – Activity I begins

10:45 a.m. – Break; walk to next session

11:05 a.m. – Activity II begins

12:15 p.m. – Optional lunch or campus tour

1 p.m. – Optional campus tour


Locations throughout Wayne State’s Midtown Detroit campus.  


For a full description of STEM sessions and activities, and other important event information, visit


Excellent video and photo opportunities will be available throughout the event. Faculty STEM experts and event organizers also will be on hand to offer comments.

*Media representatives planning to cover STEM Day should contact Ted Montgomery,, 313-577-5699.