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STEM Day brings prospective students to campus

On Thursday, April 18, Ohio University welcomed more than 200 prospective scientists, engineers, mathematicians, medical specialists, and technology experts to campus as high school students and their families attend STEM Day.

STEM Day, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine, is a one-day visitation program specifically designed for high school juniors and sophomores interested in studying in one or more of the STEM fields at OHIO. 

"There is a large push for STEM majors across the nation," Admissions Advisor and coordinator of STEM Day David Johnson said. "STEM fields continue to have projected job growth by the University System of Ohio and the Center on Education and the Workforce. STEM Day allows us to showcase the amazing resources, in research opportunities, facilities, and faculty that Ohio University offers prospective students in these fields."

The day consists of a campus resource fair followed by a welcome session during which visitors will hear from current STEM students as well as Interim Dean of Students Jenny Hall-Jones. Visitors will be able to have lunch at one of the University dining halls before attending academic sessions geared toward their interests within the STEM fields. 

Students and their families will have the opportunity to speak with professors and students within STEM disciplines while getting an in-depth look at lab facilities and resources and learning more about STEM organizations on campus.

"The most exciting thing about STEM Day is seeing prospective students discover all of the academic challenges available here," Johnson said. "From studying black holes to conducting waste water-to-hydrogen fuel research, we offer top-notch opportunities for students to prepare not just for future careers but to excel in them."