Attention CALS Researchers! Attend the STEM Fair to hire student lab assistants

last years  “Undergraduate Lab Fair” was a huge success! Over 400 students attended to talk to the labs and attending organizations. Due to the overwhelming popularity of this event, we have decided to host the lab fair again – but with some changes that we feel will enhance the experience for you and students.

First, CALS will partner on the event with the College of Engineering and the College of Letters and Sciences  – and we have changed the event name to the “STEM Fair” – it will target campus labs, employers and organizations that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math disciplines. The STEM Fair will be held April 12 from 1-4 p.m. at the Engineering Centers Building with set up beginning at noon.

Employers and government agencies will pay a fee to register for the event, but in an effort to promote campus lab participation – your lab can have a table at NO COST.

Students are confused about how to secure lab opportunities. Our hope is that this event will be a way for students to explore research, learn about the process and hand out a few resumes. For you – the idea would be to go beyond the “Student Jobcenter” or mass email approach and have a chance to help educate students and screen some candidates at the same time. Win-Win.

You are busy researchers – your booth could be staffed by a grad student, or even an undergrad that has been around long enough to speak intelligently about your research. If are interested in having a table or just have questions, please contact Maria McGinnis at or 608-262-3460.