Boston, MA May 6, 2011 - CollegeWeekLive, provider of the world's largest college fairs and admissions events, hosted their first science college fair -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Day -- on April 26, 2011. CollegeWeekLive STEM Day brought together over 3,500 students from all 50 states and over 100 countries with the top science universities in the U.S. Students chatted live with admissions reps, science faculty and current students to narrow down their school choices and increase their chances of acceptance by demonstrating their interest in attending a particular school.
“CollegeWeekLive is excited at the reach colleges saw from a very well qualified pool of candidates across a broad geographic. Students averaged above the national average in SAT scores and ACT scores by 20%. Just as important, they represented students from 50 states and 100 countries,” said Greg Wilkins, Vice President of CollegeWeekLive Sales.
Over 60 of the nation’s top science universities took part in the STEM Day event including Stanford University, Columbia University, Michigan Technological University, Texas Tech University, Johns Hopkins University, Georgia Tech and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. CollegeWeekLive helped universities reach a targeted group of students interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math in a way that only a virtual event would allow. Colleges were particularly pleased with the caliber of student that attended the event – Students exceeded the national average in terms of GPA, SAT and ACT scores! See below for a full list of participating colleges.
“CollegeWeekLive’s STEM Day was a great opportunity for us to share information with students interested specifically in Stanford’s Engineering and Technology programs, regardless of their location. Being able to provide content to hundreds of local, national and international students all with the same academic focus is beneficial for the audience and Stanford,” said Bob Patterson, Director of Admissions at Stanford University.
CollegeWeekLive STEM Day also featured special live video presentations from science and technology leaders about careers. A speaker from NASA spoke about “Hands-On Experiences with a NASA Internship.” Gerald Gabrielse, a professor at Harvard University, spoke about “Physics: A Stimulating Career with Many Toys.” A representative from JETS, the Junior Engineering Technical Society, talked about “Inspiring Students to Develop Their Potential for Engineering.” Students particularly enjoyed the video presentation “From College to Xbox” by Richard Speyer, a software developer at Xbox. Richard led students through his career path to Xbox and inspired students to reach for their dream “cool” job.
CollegeWeekLive ran a special $3,141.59 Pi Scholarship contest for STEM Day where students could submit their best representation of Pi through the medium of their choice. Over 200 students participated in the scholarship sending in videos, poems, photographs and more. The top 20 submissions can be found at CollegeWeekLive.com. Daniel Slonim from Anderson, Indiana won the scholarship with his skit using the digits of Pi to hold a conversation.
Full List of Participating Universities & Colleges
Abilene Christian University
Alfred State College
Bowling Green State University
Colorado State University
Florida A&M University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida International University
Florida State University
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Johns Hopkins University
Long Island University, Brooklyn
Marymount Manhattan College
Michigan Technological University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina State University
Northwest Nazarene University
Ohio State University
Ouachita Baptist University
Pensacola State College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Saint John's University, NY
San Diego State University
Savannah College of Art & Design
SUNY, College at Oneonta
Texas Tech University
University of Alabama, Birmingham
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Alaska Southeast
University of California, Riverside
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Delaware
University of East Anglia
University of Houston
University of North Florida
University of South Florida Polytechnic
University of Tennessee
University of the Pacific
University of the Sciences In Philadelphia
University of Utah
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin, Platteville
Washington State University
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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