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ST. LOUIS – As part of its mission providing youth with character development programs and values-based leadership training, the Greater St. Louis Area Boy Scouts will hold its annual STEM University or STEM U event on November 2 on the campus of Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.


Launched in 2015, STEM U is a full-day event for Scouts focused on science, technology and math-based advancements. Scouts will work with STEM experts and participate in exciting, hands-on learning activities.


Scouts use state-of-the-art facilities in local universities, work with STEM experts, and participate in hands-on educational activities. Cub Scouts will earn the "Up & Away" NOVA award at SIUE. Scouts will choose from a variety of merit badges workshops.


Future STEM Universities include: UMSL, December 14; SEMO, January 4; and SIUC, February 22.

The Greater St. Louis Area Council is one of the largest in the Boy Scouts of America, with some 67,000 members and nearly 15,000 adult volunteers from 51 different counties in the Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and St. Louis Metropolitan areas.


WHAT: Boy Scouts STEM University

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE:  The campus of Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville 62025


CONTACT:  Dave Chambliss / / 314-256-3030

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