Welcome to The School District of University City's
Science, Technology, Engineering,
Art and Math Expo!
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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Why STEM ---> STEAM?

This year the District is adding the arts to STEM. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Why STEAM? Simply put, nearly all innovation in STEM couldn't happen without a healthy dose of the arts. Take Michelangelo, a Renaissance artist who created enduring pieces of sculpture, frescoes and paintings viewed by millions. But Michelangelo was also a scientist, engineer and mathematician who put his skills to work as an inventor. The arts help us envision future innovation, unlock creativity and enable new ways of thinking and are a foundation of STEM.

We're going virtual for 2021

The STEAM Expo is one of the District's most popular learning events of the year, bringing students, teachers, parents and district partners together to engage with STEAM activities, displays, experiments and more.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 spreads easily in crowded indoor spaces. So, this year, we will take our big event virtual with 18 online sessions presented by our students, teachers and partners.

How it will work

We are asking students, community partners and staff to sign up now to be presenters via Zoom sessions during the event. We need your STEAM minds to develop fun and engaging models, exhibits and presentations that open up pathways to great thinking engaged in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Sign up now!

We are asking our parents, caregivers and other guests to attend virtually by joining the zoom presentations conducted by our STEAM presenters.

STEAM at U. City Schools

Mission: provide authentic STEAM experiences that are relevant, meaningful and accessible for all students.

Vision: Every student at every grade will have at least one relevant, meaningful STEM experience.

Growth: Since implementation of a STEM program in 2012, the District now provides a wide array of STEAM inspired experiences and coursework starting in preschool and continuing through graduation. Increasingly, all students have equitable access to STEAM activities, courses and real-world experiences. STEAM in University City reflects the meaningful integration of content, complex thinking, application and problem solving so our students are prepared for both future careers and future coursework upon graduation. To see how your child is involved in STEAM at U. City Schools. Click here.

Schedule of Evening Presentations

Program Options:

6 to 6:15 p.m.

  • Which one does not belong? - Megan Jones

Mile High - Billups & Wilson

  • Wondrous Worms - Lora Davenport

6:15 to 6:30 p.m.

  • What's the Code? - Monique Hite

  • Summer Adventure Academies at Ranken Tech - Barbara Bragg

  • Botanical Illustration from JGEC Garden - Dawn Pulsipher


6:30 to 6:45 p.m.

  • Basic Rocketry - Connor Beale

  • UCHS Robotics - Michael Dorsey

  • Art Studio Thinking: Using the Studio Habits of Mind - Marnie Claunch


6:45 to 7 p.m.

  • BWMS Flight and Space Curriculum Introduction - Everett Townsend

  • UCHS Girls Who Code - Michael Dorsey

  • Challenger Learning Center: Lunar Rover Landing - Erin Tyree


7 to 7:15 p.m.

  • What is the Brain? Synapse, Washington University Neuroscience Group -Julian Abit

  • UCHS Introduction to Game Design - Michael Dorsey

  • Number Talks are FUN! Math314 - Wendy LaRose

7:15 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Building Observation Skills Through Visual Art - Susan Kopp

  • WashU Synapse Scholars Neuroscience -Dhruv Govil

  • HOSA: PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) -Sherry Wibben & James Wright

Contacts and Quick Links