Presentations and workshops Focus on STEM

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

Cambria Hotel Newport


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 between 8:30 am and 6:30 pm, 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. This event takes place at the Cambria Hotel in Newport, RI. 

Also, on Friday, Nov. 2 between 8:30 am and 6:30 pm, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers Workshops for Teachers from colleges: The participants of this event will learn more about possible career paths for their students and the programs and offerings from German universities. The Goethe-Institut offers a similar workshop for high school teachers.
This event takes place at the Cambria Hotel in Newport, RI. 

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. 3 between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm, students and their teachers from high schools in New England can experience STEM through German in hands-on STEM-experiments and workshops at the German-STEM-Immersion Day: Think of fire, explosions, roller coasters, helicopters, science, and fun!  Prizes, competitions, speaking German in an immersion setting, and meeting other German students from throughout New England! URI students and faculty, teachers from around New England, and companies such as MTU Aero Engines will offer workshops based on a myriad of STEM topics including airplanes, roller coasters, salt, forests, and more. The STEM immersion day at URI will be supported in particular by alumni and current ambassadors of the German International Engineering Program who will have studied and interned with German companies in Germany for one year and have returned with great passion for their fields of studies in both engineering and German language and culture. German speaking engineering faculty at URI will run engineering/science workshops in the German language. A highlight of the day will be the workshop “No fear of science!” by German science entertainer and author Jo(achim) Hecker. This event takes place at the  University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI.

Participation is free and we offer a limited number of grants for high schools, up to $250.00 per grant, to subsidize the transportation costs for school group field-trips (the grants are awarded on first come first served basis only to schools that register for the whole two-day event). Per school we offer 10 places for students*. 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 $50.00 p.p. Teachers can request lodging for two nights in two-person-bedrooms at $100.00 per person. If needed, transport for student groups between both event locations in Newport and Kingston will be offered for free.

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

The registration for this event is closed. If you have any further questions, please send an e-mail to

* If you want to take more students, please let us know. If we have places left, we will let you know.

'German STEM Immersion Day – New England'  is part of the Deutschlandjahr USA 2018/19 – Year of German-American Friendship. This initiative is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

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