STEM Academy Workshops

Most enrichment workshops will be on Friday afternoons. If you can’t do Fridays and want to be accommodated, please contact Jocelyn at now so we can plan ahead. If there's a workshop that you want to see happen, contact Jocelyn with your suggestion and we'll try to make it happen.


Resume Writing Workshop

Friday, September 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm in FH106 (computer lab)

With STEM Academy Director Jocelyn Graf

Most students have at some point been required to write a resume, but advice on resume writing is often vague or contradictory, and an internet search will yield many poor example resumes. This workshop will explain the basic content of resumes for jobs and internships, including both academic and industry positions. Common errors and tips for job application success will be included. By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to craft a resume that will clearly and elegantly communicate their qualifications and experience.

RSVP to Chanda at


Fabrication Lab Student Orientation

Tuesday, September 23, noon - 2:00pm in Sci208

With Physics/Engineering Professor Jayesh Bhakta

Learn your way around the engineering fabrication laboratory and get safety training so that you can use the lab. Some of the skills you can learn at the fabrication lab for you to use are:  SolidWorks (3D computer-aided drafting), Arduino (microprocessor programming in general), soldering skills, welding skills, model fabrication, computer-aided manufacturing, 3D printing, and machining.

RSVP not necessary. Just show up!



Online Workshop: Book Discussion of A People's History of Science

Start date: TBA

With STEM Academy Director Jocelyn Graf

This workshop option is for STEM Academy members who are not able to participate in other workshops due to their schedules, or who have an interest in joining a book discussion. Each participant will be assigned an excerpt of the book A People's History of Science to read. Students will report on their reading and participate in a guided discussion. Copies of the book will be available on loan from the STEM Academy. A People's History of Science addresses the hidden roles of laboratory workers, craftspeople, women, indigenous people, and others in great scientific discoveries and technological developments across the centuries. Participants in the book discussion will be able to choose readings based on their interests.