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2018 STEMapalooza

Saturday, April 14

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Florida Polytechnic, Lakeland

Join us for our sixth annual STEMapalooza! Engineer, design, and code and  as you take part in hands-on activities to expand your knowledge of the “T” in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math).

You’ll get to explore four of Florida Polytechnic's Innovation Labs to invigorate your inner programmer: discover game development and simulation at the Cyber Gaming Lab, mechanical engineering and programming at the VTC Robotics Lab, 3D printing at the RAD Makerspace Lab, and computer hacking at the Cyber Security Lab. And that’s not all! Create and collaborate all day long at our many STEM stations.

Just for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors-  Go on a tour of Florida Polytechnic and get the inside scoop about the application process at our Admissions Q & A Pannel. What a great way to discover the things that will make your college applications really shine!

Bring your family and friends and come enjoy the fun!

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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


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!


What is Florida Polytechnic?

Florida Polytechnic University is an institution to progress science, engineering, and technology. It's the newest addition to Universities in the state of Florida and focuses heavily on STEM education. Florida Poly houses two colleges: the College of Innovation and Technology and  the College of Engineering. These colleges help prepare students for careers in the ever-growing STEM field. The Innovation, Science, and Technology (IST) Building where STEMapalooza will be held is home to a supercomputer, 3-D printing lab, cyber gaming and media lab, cyber security lab, robotics lab, big data lab, and digital library. Wow! 

You may have seen the beautiful IST building from I-4 (it looks like it's made of giant white feathers)! It was designed by architect Dr. Santiago Calatrava, and includes 94 robotic louvers on the roof that move to accommodate changing sunlight patterns. The louvers allow sunlight in to provide natural lighting in all it's classrooms, labratories, and even the Starbucks! Awesome!