Providing opportunities to develop a broader understanding of current issues and career pathways in the STEM fields.
Prospective and current students, employers, and anyone with an interest in STEM get to see how STEM applies to relevant, real-world learning experiences. The day consists of scientific sessions and presentations from professional and undergraduate research projects. Discover Harford's many STEM programs of study and the unique internships and research opportunities available to Harford’s Students.
Save the date: Saturday, FEB 10 | 8:30 AM–1 PM
PRESENTED BY: Harford Community College | FREE to attend
Presenting at STEM Day
Harford Community College accepts proposals for 20-minute presentations or poster presentations from faculty, students, or professionals in a STEM-based program or profession.
Attending STEM Day
STEM Day is open to all prospective and current students as well as faculty, employers and anyone interested in the advancement of STEM programs and careers.
Harford offers the students of Harford County a superior undergraduate experience, typically found only at more expensive, four-year liberal arts institutions.
“Participation in an undergraduate research experience is known to be a high-impact educational practice. Engaging students in undergraduate research has become an emerging best-practice at community colleges in the last decade. Harford faculty across multiple disciplines embed research experiences into traditional lab courses. For example, our biotechnology students participate in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES) program. For STEM Day 2023, multiple students from the biotechnology program displayed posters describing the bacteriophages (viruses that infect bacteria) they had isolated from Harford County. Several posters contained images of viruses from a scanning electron microscope (SEM), done in collaboration with the University of Maryland. Another student presented original findings from an environmental DNA (eDNA) meta-barcoding project conducted at Otter Point Creek and will be presenting her work at an upcoming meeting of the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Conference." ~Pamela Pape-Lindstrom, Dean of STEM