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STEM Day: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathmatics

Saturday, October 5th 2019
At the UAA ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building (CPSB)

Come join us for a day of STEMulating activities!

STEM Day is an interactive event hosted at UAA to promote the exciting careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  All are welcome to this free event!

We will host a variety of activities including:

  • Interactive Activities & Presentations
  • Science Demonstration Shows
  • Free Planetarium Shows
  • Tours

With an expected 1,100 people in attendance and 30 STEM teams providing hands-on activities, tours, planetarium shows, and presentations, STEM Day 2019 is going to be exciting! Thank you to all of our volunteers, presenters and all the groups that hosted events. We would also like to give a special thanks to the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Engineering, the American Chemical Society (Alaska Chapter), the UAA Honors College and the College of Health, for their generous support of UAA STEM Day. Your contributions were a significant part of our success. 

Interactive Tables

Come and engage with students, educators and professionals from various STEM fields at our interactive tables. Most tables are located in CPISB, and there are additional tables located in the Engineering & Industrial Building. Buses are available to take you there! 2019 STEM representatives include:

  • 3D Graphics
  • AIMS
  • Alaska Brain Bee
  • Alaska Tech Learners
  • American Chemical Society
  • Duddleston Lab-Microbial Worlds
  • Mat-Su College Summer Science Camps
  • Microbiology
  • MLS/MLT Medical Laboratory Scientists
  • NASA Solar System Ambassador
  • Society of Physics and Astonomy Students at UAA
  • Society of Woment Engineers (SWE)
  • SouthCentral Alaska Health Education Center
  • The Arctic Domain Awareness Center
  • UAA, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • UAA, Kenai Peninsula College
  • UAA, College of Engineering
  • UAA, Department of Art
  • UAA, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • UAA, Dietetics and Nutrition
  • UAA, Mat-Su College
  • UAA, School of Education
  • UAA, Transportation & Power Division
  • UAA/APU Consortium Library
  • UA Student Organization LESS CO2
  • University of Alaska Anchorarge
  • WWAMI School of Medical Education

Live Demonstrations

Our Demo Shows are entertaining and inspiring! We explore natural phenomena with professional scientists from UAA.

Toshia Wrenn during a chemistry demo

Chemistry Demos!

The Chemistry Demo is at Noon in CPISB, RM 120.

Dr. Wrenn is dropping some base to create amazing color-changing solutions. The chemistry demo show at this year's STEM day was colorful and explosively fun.

Tesla Coils

Physics Demos!

The Physics Demo is at 2:30 PM in CPISB, RM 120.

The Planeterrella auroral simulator from Prof. Nathaniel Hicks’s Plasma Lab produces a colorful plasma discharge between two high-voltage electrodes.

Tour Facilities

Take a tour of our facilities and catch a glimpse of the exciting work of a STEM professional. Our tours range across multiple buildings around campus. We will provide shuttle transportation to our facility tours. Check back for updates on our STEM Day 2019 Tours Schedule.

Planetarium Shows

UAA Planetarium and Visualization Theater

We offer free STEM shows in Alaska's lagest planetarium! Our previous shows have covered topics ranging from Astronomy to Biology. Shows typically run for approxamately 30 minutes.

Tickets will be available at the front entrance starting at 10:30am. Each person is limited to grabbing 2 tickets for up to 3 shows. When tickets are all taken, there will be a stand-by line outside the planetarium. People are encouraged to wait in line for the show they want to see as not all tickets that are taken get used.

11:30    Habitat Earth
1:00      Earthquake
3:30      Earthquake

Learn more about the UAA Planetarium & Visualization Theater.

InOMN: International Observe the Moon Night

October 5th is also International Observe the Moon Night

International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. The annual event connects scientists, educators and lunar enthusiasts from around the world.


STEM Day is based in the UAA ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building (CPSB).  Parking is free! Please see Parking Information for details.