Scroll down to find previous STEMAP public engagement activities organized by field of study.
- Zooarchaeologist brought animal bones to a youth in custody facility. Students completed an activity where they identified the animal’s type of habitat based on its bone and teeth structure.
- Anthropologist visited youth in custody facilities where to discuss how humans make decisions and perceive risk, with a hands-on game about decision-making.
- An Anthropologist discussed diet in early humans with inmates in a horticulture training program. The anthropologist helped inmates create recipe cards incorporating science content and the produce grown in the Jail’s garden.
Cell and Molecular Biology
- A neuroscientist visited a youth in custody facility where he described careers in science and showed students microscopic worlds he explores.
- A biologist who studies genetic diversity in pigeons brought live pigeons to youth in custody facilities and discussed careers in science.
- Biologist studying genetic diversity in pigeons brought posters and pigeon themed activities to a mother and children’s play group. Participants made feather headcrest hats, played pigeon card games, and met live pigeons.
- A plant biologist set up table in common area of a local senior living center and shared his work and plant themed puzzles and informational material.
- An engineer discussed wind energy at a senior center.
- An engineer partnered with an anthropologist and neuroscientist to deliver an interdisciplinary presentation on food production and healthy eating to inmates at the Salt Lake County Jail. They developed recipe cards incorporating scientific information and produce grown in the Jail’s garden.
- An engineer discussed water resource management at a senior living center.
- An engineer participated in a breakout session at a college readiness conference for refugee youth where she discussed career paths in engineering.
Environmental and Organismal Biology