Undergraduate Admissions


STEM Day 2016

Make a Difference in the World through Science, Technology, and Math.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

At Clarke’s STEM Day, you won’t sit in a classroom, listening to a bunch of stuffy faculty talk at you about science, technology, engineering and math. Instead, you’ll actually work hands on with our ubersmart professors and top-notch students in biology, chemistry, computer science and math to see first-hand all of the cool things you can do in these fields. Get your hands dirty and give your mind a workout during this day of interactive learning in some of the nation’s most in-demand careers.

Every student participant must sign a Hold Harmless Agreement, with parent or guardian signatures if the student is under 18.

Space is Limited: This program is free and for high school students only. Register by September 19 or call the admissions office at (800)383-2345 for large groups or questions.

STEM Day Schedule 
*Click here for a printable schedule 

8:15-8:30 a.m. Check-In Catherine Byrne Hall (CBH)  
8:30-9:15 a.m. Campus Tour
(Parents welcome!)
Leave from (CBH)  
9:15-9:30 a.m. Welcome Alumni Lecture Hall  
9:30-10:30 a.m. Lab 1 Lab Classrooms  
10:30-10:40 a.m. Break/Switch    
10:40-11:40 a.m. Lab 2 Lab Classrooms  
11:40 a.m.-12 p.m. Admissions
Atrium Conference Room  
12-12:40 p.m. Lunch Atrium Conference Room  
12:40-1:40 p.m. Lab 3 Lab Classrooms  
1:40-1:50 p.m. Break/Switch    
1:50-2:50 p.m. Lab 4 Lab Classrooms  
2:50-3 p.m. Break    
3-3:30 p.m. Jeopardy Alumnae Lecture Hall  
3:30-3:45 p.m. Conclusion Alumnae Lecture Hall

Mini Session Information

Have you ever wondered how scientists determine how scientists evaluate food?  And how do we ensure that food is safe and acceptable to eat?  You will do sensory tests by sampling foods, perform statistical analysis to determine market suitability and scientifically manipulate textures to meet different requirements.

Random events are, by definition, unpredictable. But that doesn’t stop people from making a lot of money by accurately predicting random events. How is that possible? Learn about the role randomness and prediction play in math, science, engineering, and everyday living.

Ever wonder how cheeses and yogurts are produced from milk? The first step in the process is “curdling”, which turns milk into curds and whey. Curdling can be done through various means, but the enzyme “rennin” is typically used. In this experiment, we will study the enzymatic activity of rennin by observing the amount of curds that can be collected under various conditions.

What are our brains doing when we are thinking about a math problem, meditating with our eyes closed or listening to music?  In this lab, students will attach electrodes to their head and measure the activity of neurons in the brain.  Students will explore the differences in brain activity while performing specific tasks such as mental arithmetic, relaxation exercises, and hyperventilation. 

Students will explore online databases from the National Institute of Health to understand how medical researchers use these libraries to design new medications. We will also discuss how the databases are important in understanding health issues related to DNA, RNA, and patients’ reactions to prescribed drugs.

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