STEM event for teens to take place at Lexmark International
Louisville, Ky. (June 2, 2016) – Lexmark International, Inc. will host Kentucky Science Center’s
Lexington Youth Science Summit for the fourth consecutive year on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Lexmark’s global headquarters in Lexington. This day-long science focused event connects middle and high school students to S.T.E.M. careers, programs, and fields of study through individual and team interactions with regional S.T.E.M. professionals.
Created by the Science Center’s Youth Infusion Board, and hosted throughout the Commonwealth, Youth Science Summits foster dialogue and action around relevant science topics. Participating students will rotate from one experience to another throughout the day, ensuring a diverse and unique conference-like experience for each attendee. In separate tracks for middle and high school students, as well as two specialized tracks – Middle School ‘GIRLS in STEM’ and Tech-preneur – students will enjoy speed mentoring sessions, interactive industry labs, and team dialogue and activities.
Tech-preneurs will innovate to solve a real-world problem, prepare a business plan, and present a pitch for potential investors.
“The Youth Science Summit is designed to both foster and ignite interest in S.T.E.M. fields,” said Kentucky Science Center Executive Director Joanna Haas. “Students ages 11-18 can bring their big ideas and passions for science together with their peers and, throughout a hands-on and engaging day with S.T.E.M. professionals, start down the path to become one of tomorrow’s leaders. Lexmark has been an outstanding partner over the past four years – they continue to activate their connections from across the country and innovate new ways to engage the students.”
“Lexmark’s focus on supporting STEM education is core to what we believe – that technology can not only improve business processes, but also empower and changes lives,” said Marty Canning, Lexmark executive vice president and president of Imaging Solutions and Services. “We are thrilled to welcome Kentucky students on Lexmark’s campus for the fourth consecutive year for the 2016 Lexington Youth Science Summit.”
The cost to attend the 2016 Lexington Youth Science Summit is $25 per student and includes a light breakfast and lunch in addition to an event t-shirt. The summit begins at 8 a.m. and will end at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are available in advance by visiting KYScienceCenter.org. Thanks to Lexmark, a limited number of need-based partial scholarships are available to groups.
Contact [email protected] for more information.