Science Event

Rochester AAUW & STEAM 2017 Career Exploration Fair

Escape from the Science Lab— March 23, 2016

ESCAPE FROM THE SCIENCE LAB, the annual middle school girl and parent evening science program whose purpose is to spark interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math), took place on March 23, 2016.

In four hands-on workshops, the students explored ways to mix chemicals that released gases, to break down colors in magic markers, to connect playdough to a battery pack to light up a LED light and to match up puzzles pieces in pentominoes. The fun night raised science career awareness and ended with escaping from the science lab to enjoy cupcakes!

It was a great night for SCIENCE.


Twisters and Treats — March 18, 2015


Cupcakes and Crime: CSI — March 19, 2014

A crime has been committed!  Local girls took part in a criminal investigative team that solved a crime on Wednesday, March 19. This exciting science program, CUPCAKES and CRIME: CSI, sponsored by the Rochester American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Rochester Schools encouraged girls in grades 5–8 to participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) projects with their moms, dads, grandparents, scout leaders, etc.

The program began with everyone, upon arrival, observing, taking measurements and collecting data from the actual crime scene. Everyone then participated in three hands-on workshops: INVESTIGATING A CRIME SCENE, WHO LEFT THE FINGERPRINTS? and WHOSE BLOOD IS THIS? The adult/girl teams analyzed clues from the murder scene which led to scientifically finding out who the villain was. The night ended with a yummy cupcake for all.

The event took place at Van Hoosen Middle School, 1339 North Adams Road, Rochester Hills, MI, between 5:45 and 9:30 pm Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The cost was $7 per person.


Sundaes and Science: A Mother and Daughter Night March 21, 2013