Stem Day features experiences related to space science and stem careers. You will even meet an astronaut or two!
STEM Day Schedule
- 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Marketplace Expo
Space Station Explorers Exhibit
Visit the Marketplace Expo to learn what it takes to become a Space Station Explorer! The International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory launched the Space Station Explorers program to connect student communities with exciting educational opportunities on the ISS. You’ll gain a first-hand perspective at the Space Station Explorers exhibit through fun hands-on activities, engaging presentations, and unique displays from ISS National Lab education partners.
- 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Marketplace Expo
Student Research Posters
Talk with middle and high school students who have participated in Space Station Explorers programs and sent experiments to the space station.
- 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Learning Center
Astronaut Presentation: Welcome To the International Space Station
Listen to Charles Bolden—former NASA administrator, former astronaut, and retired United States Marine Corps Major General—talk about his missions in space.
- 10:30 am – 11:00 am | Learning Center
Increasing Representation in the Space Program
Jennifer Scott Williams, Research Integration/Portfolio Manager, NASA
Kevin Howard, HBCU ISS Connection, Paine College
- 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM | Ballroom
Stem on Station: From Skylab to the ISS—45 Years of Student Space Experiments
Hear from a panel of past student researchers who did experiments on Skylab in the 1970s and current student researchers doing experiments on the ISS, as they discuss the impact the experience has had on their lives and career paths.
- 12:00 AM – 12:15 PM | Ballroom
ISS National Lab Student and Educator Awards
Each year, the ISS National Lab recognizes an exceptional educator and student who have done outstanding work through ISS-related programs.
- 12:15 PM
Lunch on Your Own and Departure