SEM Link, Youth Speaks and The I.S.I.S. Project get creative in exposing families to science

Science, Engineering and Mathematics Link Inc. (SEM Link) partner with Youth Speaks and The I.S.I.S. Project to host the 2nd Annual STEMposium at the Life is Living Festival on Saturday October 13 at DeFremery Park
 
 
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Sept. 25, 2012 - PRLog -- Science, Engineering, Mathematics Link Inc (SEM Link) partners with Youth Speaks  and The I.S.I.S. Project to host the 2nd annual STEMposium to provide exposure opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to the Life is Living Festival. This family friendly event is on Saturday, October 13, 2012, from 10:00 am-4:00 pm at DeFremery Park in conjunction with the Life is Living Festival. Life is Living, a national campaign of Youth Speaks, is an environmental empowerment campaign and festival that seeks to re-brand environmentalism or Green Economies as Sustaining Life. “SEM Link is excited to be a part of this event that exposes youth to STEM in a nontraditional setting. If we want to encourage youth to pursue STEM careers we have to be creative about the ways we engage them in hands on STEM activities and provide them with out of school time educational opportunities,” says Ms. Tokiwa T. Smith, SEM Link Founder and Executive Director.

The STEMposium consists of hands on STEM activities as well as the  ILL Science stage that will feature both Science and Hip Hop.  The hands on STEM activities, will be conducted by members of the Bay Area STEM community that represent various academic institutions, corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. The ILL Science Stage will feature Green Hip Hop Artists Earth Amplified, DJ Cavem and other special guests.  "The I.S.I.S. Project is very excited about this year's STEMposium with in the Life is Living Festival. It will be a great opportunity for Oakland youth to connect with science and culture in a new way," shares Mr. Kamel Jacot-Bell of The I.S.I.S. Project. Interested attendees are encouraged to pre- register for the event by visiting http://stemposiumoak.eventbrite.com.  For more information and updates on the event, visit the STEMposium Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/STEMposium.


About The I.S.I.S. Project

The I.S.I.S. Project is a non-profit organization devoted to improving STEM education in underserved American communities.  For more information about The I.S.I.S Project visit their website www.isisyouth.org.

About SEM Link
Science, Engineering and Mathematics Link, Inc. (SEM Link), a tax-exempt national nonprofit organization, founded in 2005 by Ms. Tokiwa T. Smith in Atlanta, Georgia on the premise that exposure to members of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) communities is critical to student achievement and career exploration in math and science.  Our two core programs, Experimental Design Program and Math and Science Career Academy, enhance the STEM educational experience for K-12 students by providing them opportunities to engage in hands-on STEM activities, explore STEM careers and learn about real-world applications of STEM. Since our inception we have served thousands of youth in Atlanta, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Washington DC Metro Area. For more information about SEM Link visit our website at www.semsuccess.org.

About Youth Speaks
Founded in 1996 in San Francisco, Youth Speaks is the leading nonprofit presenter of Spoken Word performance, education, and youth development programs in the country. Presenters of local and national youth poetry slams, festivals, reading series, and more, Youth Speaks also offers a comprehensive slate of literary arts education programs during the school day, in the after-school hours, on weekends and evenings, while providing numerous opportunities for youth to be published and heard. All told, Youth Speaks works with 45,000 teens per year in the Bay Area alone, and has helped create partner programs in 47 cities across the United States. For more information about Youth Speaks visit their website at www.youthspeaks.org.
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