Frequently Asked Questions
What does STEAM mean?
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. These are the fields that today’s students pursue and find passion in. This year’s theme calls for students to investigate ways the sciences, arts, and humanities build on one another.
What does the “z” stand for?
The “z” in this year’s conference’s theme refers to GenerationZ or GenZ for short. GenZ is the demographic (born 1997-2010) that succeeds Millennials. Also known as the iGeneration, Gen Zers have grown up with digital technology and are comfortable with technological advances. We’ve chosen this focus because the current traditional college-age student (18-22) is a part of the Z Generation. The eldest of this group are currently entertaining the workforce. We want this year’s conference to be applicable to this current generation and to the current times. This by no means implies that students outside of this age range shouldn’t participate.
How much is the conference?
The conference is free and open for all who wish to attend.
Who can submit a proposal?
All currently enrolled Schoolcraft students and Schoolcraft alumni are invited to submit a proposal. Pairs and Schoolcraft organizations can also submit proposals. Interested students, groups, and alumni can pair with faculty/staff as well.