Sioux Falls STEM Circle
Date: February 11 - April 7, 2020
Times: 7-8 p.m.
Location: Froiland Science Complex
Ticket Info: Free and open to the public.
The Sioux Falls STEM Circle is a group founded by local high school students hoping to share their love of STEM with the wider community. To forward this goal, the STEM Circle hosts monthly lectures given by local STEM experts. The lectures are open to both students and the general public. The first lecture of the year will be given by Dr. Andrew Klose, an Augustana professor, who will be discussing his research into rare isotopes.
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- Why Support a STEM Circle?
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Sioux Falls area professionals will present a distinct topic at each meeting.
- Tuesday, Feb. 11: Dr. Meghann Jarchow from USD will be speaking about the role of praries in multifunctional midwestern landscapes.
- Tuesday, March 10: Dr. Zach Schmitz will present his work in Biological Drug Development.
- Tuesday, April 7: Dr. Brian Burrell from USD will present his work in CIP (Congenital Insensitivity to Pain)
- Tuesday, Sept. 10 (Dr. Andrew Klose — Augustana)
- Tuesday, Oct. 15 (Mark Spanier — DSU)
- Tuesday, Nov. 19 (Dr. Paola Vermeer — Sanford)
- Introduction (2 minutes)
- Science Minute (STEM News) (2 minutes)
- Introduction of Speaker (2 minutes)
- Lecture/Demonstration (40 minutes)
- Question and Answer (10 minutes)
- End of Meeting (4 minutes)
The idea of a STEM circle is almost entirely unique in our region. While other programs in the region address the issue of science education, no other regional program allows professionals from varying STEM fields to talk about their careers in an unfiltered manner. Additionally, few other programs demonstrate the wonders of STEM research at the standard set by the Sioux Falls STEM circle. By supporting its creation, its sponsors are expanding access to community-wide STEM education, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds. Students will gain key insight into what STEM careers look like, while adults can expand their horizons of knowledge and encourage the next generation to pursue careers in these fields. Such support would spread the spirit of learning in Sioux Falls and show that the community is a great place to start a STEM career, benefitting all who attend these events.
Dr. Pam Homan