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Discover STEM

Did a science project, a visit to a museum, or something you saw interest you in a career in science and math? Has a robot show or a complex machine interested you in technology or engineering? Did you ever wonder how we reached the moon and Mars? (Engineers and mathematicians got us there!)

Here, discover the world where your interests, your creativity, and your effort can lead you. Bring your curiosity and imagination, and dream about a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)!

UH Programs

Learn at some of the most interesting Houston area programs for elementary, middle, and high school students.


Mars Rover Celebration
The Mars Rover Celebration is an educational opportunity for elementary (grades 3-5) and middle school (grades 6-8) students to participate in the design and construction of a model rover to carry out a specific science mission on Mars. In the fall, student teams build the models as part of a six-week classroom or homework project. The activity culminates in January with students showcasing their team project at the Mars Rover Celebration at UH.

For: Elementary & Middle School Students, Grades 3rd - 8th

At: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Contact: stem@central.uh.edu

When: March 23, 2024

Location: University of Houston Student Center Houston Room

Students display poster at the Science Engineering Fair of Houston.

Science Engineering Fair of Houston
The Science Engineering Fair of Houston promotes the learning and application of science and technology through the development and presentation of science/engineering projects. SEFH serves as the regional fair for all public, private, charter, and home school students, grades 6-12, in Harris County and the 22 surrounding counties in Southeast Texas.

For: All public, private, charter, and home school students, grades 6-12, in Harris County and the 22 surrounding counties in Southeast Texas.

Contact: info@sefhouston.org

When: February 16-17, 2024

Location: Fort Bend Epicenter

Grades: 6-12

Website: https://sefhouston.org/

Technolochicas Logo

TECHNOLOchicas is a necessary, focused approach that highlights the interests, strengths, and needs of Latinas. Latina girls and women in the U.S. may be avid users of technology, but they are significantly underrepresented in its creation: Latinas occupied only 2 percent of jobs in the computing workforce in 2016. This program helps to show the Latino community that their daughters can achieve the same, or even greater, success in the technology industry. "She can’t be what she can’t see."

For: Latinas 11-15 years old

Contact: stem@central.uh.edu

Website: technolochicas.org

Elementary students who participated in the Fall Fresh Start event.

Fresh Start
The National Society of Black Engineers is thrilled to announce its upcoming bi-annual Fresh Start event on May 18, 2024. Sponsored by HP, this event will take place at the University of Houston. Fresh Start is a complimentary one-day STEM event designed to ignite curiosity and passion for STEM disciplines among students in grades 3-12. Through hands-on workshops led by professionals, participants will engage directly with STEM concepts. The goal is to engage up to 400 students in this enriching Fresh Start experience.

We welcome professionals, teachers and faculty passionate about STEM to share their expertise and inspire students in grades 3-12. If you're eager to facilitate hands-on workshops and contribute to sparking curiosity and enthusiasm for STEM subjects, we would be delighted to have you join us. Please click the below link tree and sign up to be a presenter to be a part of this transformative event. nsbe-hae.org/fs

For: Students in grades 3 - 12

When: May 18, 2024

At: University of Houston, Main Campus

Website: https://www.nsbehouston.org/freshstart