Seminars 1 and 3 traditionally end with our STEAM Festival (Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS and Mathematics). At this event, students in Seminar 3 (Science Forward, our sophomore seminar) present scientific posters—visual representations of their scientific research. At the same time, Seminar 1 students exhibit their work in a gallery style. Students traditionally work in groups, and the result is typically the culminating project for the seminar. The TLC can help you brainstorm and scaffold project ideas, as well as assist in establishing effective group work guidelines.

In 2021, as in 2020, we will have a virtual STEAM Festival. We will create a portal for students to upload their work. We will open for submission on November 22 and ask that they submit by December 3. We will send you full information and instructions for uploading projects in November. You can get an idea of what to expect from the 2020 Virtual STEAM Festival site. We encourage you to incorporate a class activity to reflect on the STEAM submissions during the last week of class–this, again, in something the TLC can help with.