Kforce Kids' STEM Fairs
Inspiring the Next Generation
Empowering People Through Knowledge Sharing® is Kforce’s commitment to our community. That’s why the Kforce Kids' STEM Fair was created to encourage future generations to get engaged in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We have since partnered with world-class community partners and STEM experts to host STEM fairs across the country. See what they have to say about their experience interacting with the kids in one of the sections below.
A New Kind of STEM Experience
Though in-person STEM fairs have been temporarily postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are excited to offer a new virtual STEM experience. In the Kforce Kids’ STEM at Home program, students tuned in weekly for four virtual, contactless sessions, each focused on one area of STEM. Check out our on-demand session recordings below and follow along at home with the supplies listed in our parent handout.
Dr. Clay McEntire shares what he loves about being an Orthodontist at Amley McEntire Orthodontics. Clearwater Marine Aquarium demonstrates how to make DIY gel, similar to the gel Winter the dolphin uses to keep her prosthetic tail in place.
Code Ninjas provides step-by-step instructions for coding your own game online and gives a tour of their center. Microsoft introduces their MakeCode Arcade and shares how coding is the foundation for fun video games.
NASA Flight Director, Mary Lawrence, shares a day-in-the-life at mission control. Create your own LEGO superhero with Bricks 4 Kidz and a LEGO volcano that erupts with E2 Young Engineers.
321 Tutoring provides fun at-home math activities to practice problem-solving and automaticity skills. AMS Certified Meteorologist, Julie Phillips, gives a behind-the-scenes tour of her work at the WFLA TV station.
Check Out Our Favorite STEM Apps
Let’s combat the declining STEM interest by providing fun and engaging ways for kids to explore and learn. Introducing STEM education early on will be pivotal for these future professionals to secure their space in this coveted field.
We researched, downloaded and tested hundreds of STEM apps for grades K-12 to list our Top 20 Kforce Picks. Check out this eBook and resources split up by grade level for our suggestions.
Hear From Our STEM Experts
Infrastructure Developer, Kforce
“I started working with computers late in life and really didn’t think I had the aptitude to do it. Come to find out, I’m born to do it. So hopefully some kids today found something that they’re born to do.”
Ground Support Equipment Engineer
“It was so fun seeing the kids’ eyes light up with each of the activities and learning about different STEM fields. It’s important to show kids at a young age that STEM jobs are available to them.”
Dr. Faisel Syed
Medical Director at Dedicated Senior Medical Center
“I’d like the children to know that anything is completely possible. Coming to this fair allowed them to meet different professionals who prove they can be anything they want to be when they grow up.”
Helpful STEM Resources
A Look Back at Past STEM Fairs
South Florida Kforce Kids’ STEM Fair
“At Kforce, we want to empower people through knowledge sharing. By educating our youth about STEM job opportunities, we can provide young innovators the tools and opportunities they will need to succeed later in life.”
— Andrew Thomas, CMO
Reston Kforce Kids’ STEM Fair
“Our STEM fairs make it less intimidating on kids, and even parents, to approach topics that are going to be relevant to their kids’ success later. All parents want what's best for their kids and it's very clear that science, technology, engineering and math is where there's a huge need as a society going forward.” — Tyler Greene, Region SVP
St. Louis Kforce Kids’ STEM Fair
“We have a responsibility to educate on the all the opportunities we see in STEM, especially as technology staffing experts. We know children will see more STEM career paths available down the line and it’s great that we continue to come together to educate our youth on future opportunities and serve as a tool for their success.” — Alexandra Donley, Market VP
Our First Kforce Kids' STEM Fair
“The STEM fair is really all about educating kids on the opportunities for them to change the world,” said Andrew Thomas, Kforce Chief Marketing Officer. “There’s going to be quite a delta of expertise needed in STEM, and if we can do anything to help people get excited about these important topics we must do it.” — Andrew Thomas, CMO