Montana State University STEAM Day
(formerly Expanding Your Horizons)
MSU STEAM Day will be on Saturday, April 15, 2023
Montana State University, Bozeman
For girls in grades 6-8
Online Registration opens Mon, Mar 6
What is MSU STEAM Day?
MSU STEAM Day is a one-day conference that includes hands-on workshops in the STEAM fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math for girls in grades 6, 7, and 8. The purpose of the program is to introduce young women to the many different careers available to them. It offers fun, hands-on workshops in areas like astronomy, paleontology, robotics, health, engineering, veterinary medicine, chemistry and much more!
Each year this one-day conference at MSU-Bozeman includes hands-on STEAM workshops plus lunch, and group activities.
Spend a day at MSU, meet girls from around Montana and MSU students who are taking STEAM classes and pursuing STEAM field careers. You will get to try out some new, fun activities in MSU labs and studios. By the end of the day, you'll have some innovative and creative new ideas for thinking about your future.
$30 non-refundable registration fee. Includes lunch for participants.
Want to Volunteer?
We need volunteers as GROUP LEADERS and PRESENTERS!
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Want to be a Sponsor?
Sponsors help bring STEAM education and outreach to girls from across Montana, including our most rural communities.
For more information on how you can help, contact us at ContinuingEd@montana.edu or call (406) 994-6550.
How MSU STEAM Day Works
Each participant attends four workshops, which are clustered into “color groups.” For example, the Cherry group will attend workshops 1, 4, 10, 15. Color group workshops and workshop descriptions can be see below.
You will rank your top 8 color group choices during the registration process, so make sure you know which ones you want before registering.
Every effort will be made to place you in one of your top color choices; however, this is not guaranteed. All groups are unique and aim to prepare young women in Montana for future careers in STEAM fields and teach them about the application of STEAM in many other fields. Each color group is limited and fills on a first-come/first-served basis.
The conference is limited to 120 participants. Workshops are listed in numerical order, not in the order of presentation.
For Middle School Girls Only
Please note that MSU STEAM Day is an event for middle-schoolers only. We do not have space to accommodate parents. Thank you for your understanding.
Registration for MSU STEAM Day will open on Monday, March 6.
Day of MSU STEAM Day
In the Morning:
Drop-off is at the Strand Union Ballrooms. Parent/chaperone: please bring participants inside to check in. The SUB is located on Grant Street, just west of South 7th Avenue. Parking is available in the garage or lot off Seventh Ave. Parking is free on Saturdays.
Registration begins at 8:30am. Check in at the registration desk and receive your STEAM Day packet. Participants will meet with their color group leaders and wait for the Welcome and Keynote Presentation.
You will stay with your color group throughout the day, participate in workshops, color group activities and lunch.
Workshops and Group Activities take place in various classrooms and labs. Please wear comfortable, closed toe shoes as you will be walking around campus.
End of the Day:
You can pick up your child in the Strand Union Building outside of the Ballrooms at 3 p.m. after the closing ceremony.
For More Information
Call MSU at (406) 994-6550 or (866) 540-5660 toll-free