The 6th Annual Pyramid STEM Showcase will take place, Saturday, April 29th, 2017, from 11 am – 4p, at the Sullivan Progress Plaza, 1501 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia. Held annually during Philly Tech Week, the Free showcase is for all ages and is bound to excite someone about the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Pyramid STEM Showcase is a way to educate and empower African American families and prepare all to become an integral part of the fastest moving industries of all time.
The Pyramid STEM Showcase features hands-on exhibits, information tables, Black Inventions and History exhibits, speakers, giveaways and vendors. There will be continuous sessions in the computer lab area building apps and video games, and throughout the event attendees will learn through hands-on displays: robotics, science, engineering, aeronautics, health, electronics, the parts of a computer, etc. This year will include the Great Brain Freeze – brainteaser competition among the attendees and special presentations from Red Hen Productions and the University of Pennsylvania – called Neural Knitworks.
The first 100 teen and adult attendees at the Pyramid STEM Showcase will receive a technology giveaway, in addition, there will be door prizes, including a tablet giveaway each hour.
There are so many organizations that have STEM-related programs, products, services, classes or careers that we all need to know about. Many might be free or low-cost. There is also a disparity in the minority and African American communities as it relates to awareness of the various aspects of STEM. The Pyramid STEM Showcase is the opportunity to get the word out – not just on paper, but with hands-on displays that excite and peak the interest.
An initiative of DHEx Enterprises, the Pyramid STEM Showcase is also being hosted by Sullivan Progress Plaza and presented by the Leon H. Sullivan CDC, Called to Serve CDC, Zion Baptist Church Technology Ministry, The Business Center for Entrepreneurship and the Hill-McCoy Family. For further information, please call 215-844-4200 or visit www.pyramidstem.com