Gives students valuable STEM experience
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2015) — The Kentucky Science Center announced today that the second annual Northern Kentucky Youth Science Summit will take place on Nov. 14 at Northern Kentucky University’s CINSAM facility in Highland Heights.
Created by the Science Center’s Youth Infusion Board, the Youth Science Summit provides a platform for high school students ages 13-18 to explore real world careers in science and technology. Students explore—through direct interaction with practicing scientists, engineers and technicians—the problems, issues and challenges faced by these STEM professionals. Teams of youth, under the guidance of mentors from the region’s many industries and research facilities, will research and respond to challenges facing Kentucky in coming decades.
“In these innovation sessions, high school students will get first-hand experience in the world of a real STEM professional,” said Science Center manager of Public Programs and Events, Andrew Spence. “Think ‘Model United Nations’ but highly specified for real-world science issues.
The Northern Kentucky Youth Science Summit is the second in the region, and joins the ranks of similar summits held over the last four years in Louisville, Lexington and Paducah. To date, more than 1,000 students have participated in these innovative conferences, gaining valuable experience and insight into high-demand STEM careers.
The cost to attend the 2015 Northern Kentucky Youth Science Summit is $25 per student and includes a light breakfast and lunch in addition to an event T-shirt. The summit is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are available in advance by calling (502) 560-7128 or visiting KYScienceCenter.org.