June 3, 2023

UMW Hosts Regional STEM Summit on Saturday

The University of Mary Washington will hold a titration competition and the seventh annual calculus tournament in conjunction with the second annual FredTech STEM 16 Summit on Saturday, April 20 at the Anderson Center.

The seventh annual calculus tournament will be held in conjunction with the second annual FredTech STEM 16 Summit.

The summit, co-sponsored by UMW, FredTech and the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, will showcase innovations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics from across the region.  The event will be held from10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The titration tournament, sponsored by the Department of Chemistry, will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Jepson Hall, Room 100. The calculus tournament, sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, will feature 32 of the region’s best high school students in a Jeopardy-style competition. The final round of the competition will be held in Jepson Hall, Room 100 at 2 p.m.

Besides UMW, more than 15 regional secondary schools, universities and businesses will demonstrate STEM-related projects. Germanna Community College and the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren also are among the participants.

More than 45 booths will provide technology demonstrations, including advancements in robotics and lasers and a STEM career fields panel.

To register for the summit, visit http://fredericksburgregionalchamber.chambermaster.com/Events/details/stem-16-summit-2500 or call (540) 373-9400. For more information, contact Mary Garber, FredTech executive director, at Mary@fredericksburgchamber.org or George Hughes, the STEM 16 chairman, at ghughes@simventions.com.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.