STEM Day Activities

Interactive Tables

Come and engage with students, educators and professionals from various STEM fields at our interactive tables. Our previous STEM representatives include:

  • Computer Information and Office Systems, Mat-Su College
  • Alaska WAMMI
  • UAA, Microbiological Sciences
  • Alaska Brain Bee
  • Society of Physics & Astronomy Students
  • Southcentral Foundation, Research Department
  • Anchorage Makerspace
  • UAA, Biological Sciences
  • UAA, Physics & Astronomy
  • UAA, Chemistry
  • Archives & Special Collections
  • Alaska Center for Conservation Science
  • UAA, Math & Statistics
  • UAA, Geological Sciences
  • American Chemistry Society - Alaska Chapter
  • UAA, Anatomy & Physiology
  • UAA, College of Engineering: High School Robotics
  • Society of Women Engineers

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!

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!

High voltage from a Tesla Coil (held by Professor Rawlins) creates a beam of electrons in the glass Crookes Tube.  The electron beam can be seen in green against a white background placed inside the tube.  The trajectory of the electrons is bent by a magnet (held by Professor Kibret), making the beam curved.


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. Check back for updates on our STEM Day 2019 Planetarium Schedule.

Learn more about the UAA Planetarium & Visualization Theater