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Saturday, April 14

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Held at: Florida Polytechnic University
Innovation, Science & Technology (IST) Building
4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33805

Join us for our sixth annual STEMapalooza! Engineer, design, and code as you take part in hands-on activities that will expand your knowledge and put the “T” in STEM!

Invigorate your inner programmer! You'll get an in-depth look at three of Florida Polytechnic's IST Labs. You'd discover supercomputers, explore augmented reality, and see the mechanics of a student-made autonomus golf cart! Read more about these awesome labs below.

Formulate your Future! We have two pannels that can help you discover what a STEM education and career would be like. You can get the inside scoop about the college admissions process at our Admissions Q & A Panel, and get guidance and answers to your questions from our Women In STEM panel. You can even get a tour of Florida Polytechnic! Just be sure to fill out our form to save your spot after you've purchased your STEMapalooza tickets!

Bring your family and friends and come enjoy the fun! All girls will receive this awesome patch.


Please note: There will not be food available for purchase at STEMapalooza; please pack a lunch. 

STEM Pricing
S'more Fun at STEMapalooza!

Prior to Girl Scout week, have your Troop Leader request special invitations to invite a friend to join your troop.

Once your friend joins, email to let us know. You'll get an awesome S'more Fun patch, and you friend will get into STEMapalooza for free!

Want to sponsor this year's STEMapalooza? 
Contact Alexandra Thiele by email or at 813-262-1690
Want to volunteer at this year's STEMapalooza? 
Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and adults can sign up to volunteer by filling out this form.


Congratulations to our VIP Service Units!

Our VIP Service Units have earned the CEO Award of Excellence by achieving their goals in recruitment, retention, and Family Partnership among other things. Achieving this award has earned them VIP status at STEMapalooza!

603- Smiling Sisters
612- Rising Daisies
623- Brooksville Ridge
625- Tierra Del Sol
626- West Wind
642- Gulf Sands
643- Northern Circle
651- PALS
653- Hoxie
676- Fossil Valley

All girls registered in these Service Units will have VIP Check-In at STEMapalooza, A special VIP Photo Booth, a special bag, and an exclusive water bottle! Double check with your Troop Leader to see if your troop is in one of the VIP Service Units listed above!


IST Labs at Florida Poly


At this year's STEMapalooza, you'll get to discover three of Florida Poly's IST labs:

1. Supercomputer Lab- In this high-performance lab, students perform complex calculations, run simulations and create detailed data maps using a high-speed, high-capacity IBM processor that is similar to the Watson supercomputer. Florida Poly’s supercomputer will not beat anyone at Jeopardy anytime soon because it is designed to support student projects like creating a new cryptocurrency or simulating the spread of the Zika virus. Come stop by the Supercomputer Lab to learn more.

2. Cyber Gaming and Digital Media Lab- Wearable computers, media production, game development and simulated environments are just some of the innovations to come out of this lab. The CGM Lab is a F.I.T.S. environment: a flexible interactive technology space. It also incorporates technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality. Come stop by the CGM Lab to learn more about this great technology and maybe you will find yourself on the green screen.

3. Rapid Application Development (RAD) Makerspace Lab- This hybrid manufacturing systems environment holds 55 3D printers and digital object scanners, making it one of the largest MakerBot Innovation Centers in the world. This lab has recently undergone some changes to make way for a student project revolving around an autonomous golf cart, AKA a self-driving golf cart. Come stop by the RAD Makerspace Lab to learn more about this technology and how our students are utilizing this space.


 Thank you to our sponsors! 

Busch Gardens

Challenge Island

Clearwater Marine Aquarium 

Florida Aquarium


Tech Data Corporation

Polytech SWE


Young Engineers