Meaningful Math & STEM Showcase
"Math Beyond the Textbook"
This event will challenge students to examine real situations- in their school, community, or the world at large - identify how mathematics is present in the issue, and demonstrate how mathematics can be used to find a solution. Students will be encouraged to put their training in mathematics to the test, taking their learning experiences and applying their skills to matters that exist beyond their textbook.
Our Purpose is for students to:
-Develop new skills in mathematics
-Reflect and strengthen their relationship with mathematics
-Expand their intellect by using mathematics to analyze and critique real issues
-Explore ways in which mathematics can be used to solve injustices or transform social imbalances
Participating students will present their processes and findings to their peers at the showcase through visual means, such as: Trifold posters, video/media presentations, models/diagrams, etc. While the Showcase is not a competition, there will be awards and acknowledgements given to both students and teachers for their participation.
Along with presenting their projects, students can look forward to participating in activities
provided by our community partners: Detroit Area Pre College Engineering Program,
Code 313, MiSTEM’s Maker Space, OS STEMi Team, and EMU’s Digital Divas. For lunch,
meal cards for the Student Center cafeteria will be provided to students and they will
be able to choose from a variety of tastes and options. The showcase will be a great
opportunity for students to connect and reflect with their peers, featuring a student
round table, a DJ, and take-home swag bags. So make sure your students are prepared
for a day of fun!
This event is open to all students in grades 6-12, who attend a school within Oakland, Washtenaw, or Wayne county school districts. At least one adult from each participating school must be present, whether a teacher or a mentor, to supervise.
Registration for this event will open Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Space is limited.
Final project submissions will be due Friday, May 6, 2022.
The event will take place in person Monday, May 23, from 9:00am-1:00 pm at the EMU Student Center.
Update: Due to low registration, the Virtual Event scheduled for June 3, 2022 has been cancelled.