Presentations and workshops Focus on STEM

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Fri, 11/02/2018 -
Sat, 11/03/2018

University of Rhode Island

45 Upper College Rd
Kingston, RI 02881


Career Day/Teacher Workshops/Immersion Day

German and STEM are a perfect combination: The knowledge of German can not only open your way to studying at one of the many excellent free universities in Germany. It can also be the key to employment with one of the leading German engineering firms worldwide.
The University of Rhode Island, together with the Goethe-Institut Boston, the AATG and the German Academic Exchance Service (DAAD) are organizing a two-day German-STEM Immersion Seminar on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 in North Kingston, RI. Teachers and students from high schools and colleges from New England are invited to participate and find out more about the perfect combination of STEM and German.

At the Career Booster Germany on Friday, Nov. 2, students from high schools and colleges can find out more about opportunities for studying and working in Germany. The Goethe-Institut Boston, together with other partners, showcases excellent opportunities for German speakers in Germany as well as in the U.S. Representatives from German universities, foundations, exchange organizations, companies and the German Consulate will present career options and show how you can succeed with German. The participating students explore options for career paths, professional training, German university degree programs without tuition fees, scholarships, and apprenticeships in Germany and in the USA.

Also, on Friday, Nov. 2, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers Workshops for Teachers from high school and colleges: The participants of this event will learn more about possible career paths for their students and the programs and offerings from German universities.

Participants of both events will have the chance to experience the buzz of the International Engineering Colloquium which takes place at the same time in North Kingston, RI. They will be able to attend parts of the program of this prestigious international seminar and network with the participants during the session breaks and at the information fair.

On Saturday, Nov. 4, students and their teachers from high schools in New England can experience STEM through German in hands-on STEM-experiments and workshops at the AATG-Immersion Day. Jo Hecker, who is well known on German television for presenting fascinating science shows for kids, will be there with exciting experiments.

Participation is free and we offer a limited number of grants for high schools, up to $200.00 per grant, to subsidize the transportation costs for school group field-trips (the grants are awarded on first come first serve basis). For schools travelling from far, lodging for students and teachers at the conference center can be arranged. The cost for lodging for students, based on two nights and four students per room, is $60.00 p.p. Teachers can request lodging for two nights in two-person-bedrooms at $120.00 per person.

Teachers will receive a certificate of attendance which they can use to claim PDPs.

Registration for this event starts in September. To make sure, you won’t miss the registration deadline, please send an e-mail to We will then get in touch with you as soon as registration opens.