According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields are expected to add 2.7 million new jobs by 2018, yet minorities and women are vastly underrepresented in those fields. The research shows that the challenges for minority students in STEM have more to do with access and opportunity than with choice.
Super Saturday is an annual expo. Designed for New York City youth and their families, the event features hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities and demonstrations. In the 50,000 square foot Harlem Armory, public school students in Pre-K to Grade 12 that attend Harlem’s Community School District 5 exhibit their own STEM projects, alongside activity booths set up by museums, science & technology centers, colleges, non-profits, companies, government agencies, and more. Since the first Super Saturday in 2008 in a Harlem school cafeteria, attendance has grown from 200 to 1,500 youth, parents, community leaders and STEM professionals.
Super Saturday is presented by Manhattan’s Community School District 5.
ATTEND THE EXPO:
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: The Harlem Armory
DIRECTIONS TO THE HARLEM ARMORY:
Location: 40 West 143rd Street between Lenox Ave. and Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10037
Entrance: Public entrances are closer to 5th Ave on 143rd Street and 142nd Street. Elevator entrance on 142nd Street.
Subway: 3 train to 145th St and Lenox Ave. / Malcolm X Blvd or 2/3 train to 135th St and Lenox Ave. / Malcolm X Blvd.
Bus: In Manhattan, M1, M7 and M102 all stop on Lenox Ave / Malcolm X Blvd. From the Bronx: Bx19 to W. 145th St and Lenox Ave. / Malcolm X Blvd. or Bx33 to 135th Street / Malcolm X Blvd.
Metro-North: Harlem-125th Street (125th Street and Park Avenue), Walk west to 125th St / Lenox/Malcolm X Blvd for the 2/3 train, M102 or M7 buses. Click here for a Metro-North Schedule.
Please check www.mta.info for any planned service changes.
Parking: Park 139 LLC
34 W 139th Street (between Lenox and 5th Ave.)
New York, NY 10037