Mall of America STEAM Event (Minnesota and Beyond)
August 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until August 14, 2022
Mall of America Announces Large-Scale SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, and MATHEMATICS (STEAM) Event August 10-14. Some workshops require sign-up/RSVP and are listed on our calendar during that week of August. MNT-EC partner, National Center for Autonomous Technologies is leading out in this major event. Link below to the activities page on the NCAT site.
As part of Mall of America’s 30th Birthday celebration, the mall-wide event aims to inspire youth showcasing a variety of STEAM careers in action.
June 16, 2022 – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects more than 1 million STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) jobs will have been added by the year 2030, meanwhile in 2022, the national shortfall of highly-skilled technical workers hit 3.4 million.
In an effort to increase awareness and provide opportunities, including educational and career pathways, to K-12 youth and their families, the National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) along with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MinnState) will host EXPERIENCE STEAM at Mall of America August 10 – 14, 2022.
Utilizing nearly every inch of common area space inside and outside the 5.6 million square foot retail and entertainment destination, the week-long event will feature a spectrum of STEAM opportunities for attendees, regardless of age, academic background or social constraints, including experiential learning activity booths, professional development workshops, student camps, robotic competitions, advanced skills training and more. All aspects of the event will be free and open to the public.