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STEM AQDay - Date coming soon!

If you are interested in pursuing a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math), health sciences, nursing, or kinesiology career - this day is for you! 

High school students are invited to the AQ campus for a fun-filled day of discovery in the STEM fields. Explore our natural arboretum (our campus is 117 acres of trees, creeks and ponds), hear from current students, have lunch with potential classmates and meet and chat with faculty from your specific area of interest. To expand your analytical mind, we also have some great sessions prepared for you. All sessions will be led by Aquinas faculty and current students. Space is limited in most sessions. 

Did you know...

  • Aquinas will open the newly renovated $32 million Albertus Hall in January 2020.
  • Downtown Grand Rapids is home to the "Medical Mile."
  • More than 25 percent of this year's incoming freshman class at Aquinas indicated an interest in Pre-Med, Nursing, Health, Pre-Engineering, Science, or Math. 
  • A life-science building boom in Grand Rapids has added $1 billion in research facilities, hospital expansions and medical centers. 

Schedule of Events:

Time Scheduled Event
12:00 p.m. Early Check-In and Lunch - Optional (Albertus Hall of Science Atrium)/Student Services Fair
12:15 p.m. Mass/Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel (optional)
12:30 p.m. Check-In (Albertus Hall of Science Atrium)/Student Services Fair
1:00 p.m. Welcome and Overview (Albertus Hall - Lecture Hall)
1:20 p.m. Student Panel
2:00 p.m.

Breakout Session Student Options: (choose one) *

  • Have a Heart? with Dr. Jeff McKelvey
  • Magic to Them, Math to Us with Dr. Mike McDaniel
  • Nursing Sim Lab Experience with Dr. Suzanne Keep


Breakout Session for Parents of Nursing Students:

  • Program Overview
  • Parent Panel
  • Financial Aid


Parent Panel for all other Parents will include:

  • Brian Matzke, Associate Vice President for Student Success
  • Darcy Kampfschulte, Director of Financial Aid
  • Dr. Dana Hebreard, Director of Career Services
2:45 p.m. Albertus Hall Tour
3:15 p.m. Reception with Faculty and Admissions Staff
3:45 p.m. Campus Tour

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