Attention Explorer Society, Corporate Sponsors and Friends of the North Museum

Join us for Lancaster County’s most exciting and thought provoking STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) education event of the year:
The North Museum’s STEM Industry Summit, presented in part by the Lancaster STEM Alliance – Friday, September 22 from 4pm – 7pm, and Saturday, September 23 from 10am – 5pm at the Barshinger Center for Musical Arts at Franklin & Marshall College.

Friday, September 22, 2023

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Barshinger Center for Musical Arts
Franklin & Marshall College
Free Registration & Admission

Saturday, September 23, 2023

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Barshinger Center for Musical Arts
Franklin & Marshall College
Free Registration & Admission

Special Reception

PLEASE JOIN US for a special reception on Friday afternoon, from 4:00pm – 5:15pm, as we celebrate our Keynote Speaker and Workshop Partner, Dasia Taylor, and the North Museum’s STEM education programming. Register Here.

Meet Dasia Taylor

Startup founder, innovator, entrepreneur and our keynote speaker and workshop designer!

Dasia is a trailblazing STEAM advocate (M for medical technology), sneakerhead, and technology innovator who has been nationally recognized for her exceptional scientific achievements. Being passionate about equity meeting science, she is intentional in using her knowledge to make a difference in the lives of students of all ages.

As a high schooler, Dasia gained national recognition for prototyping a suture capable of identifying developing infections. She’s been featured in USA Today, Smithsonian Magazine, People Magazine and more! 

Dasia is inspiring the next generation of young leaders to stay curious, learn inside and outside of the classroom and make a positive impact on the world. And she knows enough about the rules to play outside the lines!

Friday, September 22

4pm – 7pm
(Students age 12+ welcome)


  • 5:30pm – Keynote Speaker Dasia Taylor (Grades 6 – 12)
  • 6:30 pm – Fireside Chat with Dasia
    • Overcoming Barriers to Access
    • Ideation & Innovation
    • Securing Venture Capital Funding
  • 4:00 pm-7:00 pm – Back to School Kickoff Expo (Pre K – 12th grade)
    • Community Partners & Programs
    • STEM-Focused Organizations
    • Higher Education

Saturday, September 23

10am – 5pm
(Students in grades 6 – 12 welcome)


  • Dasia Taylor Welcome Peptalk
  • Roundtable Discussion – Biotech Invention & Innovation
  • Hack the Science Fair & Launch Your Career
  • STEM Sisters Panel Discussion – How to Navigate Biotech as a Woman
  • Parents Panel: Supporting Your Child’s STEM Education & Career Exploration
  • Design Thinking Challenge – Problem Solving & Presentation for Biotech Industry (space limited)

The North Museum’s STEM Industry Summit will foster greater interest and excitement in STEM occupations and help to strengthen our community’s workforce development efforts. This dynamic and exciting two-day event also serves to launch the North Museum’s STEM focused programs for the 2023-24 academic year, as well as similar efforts from similarly missioned partner organizations.

Students, parents and teachers will take away a clearer understanding of how to pursue successful STEM educational and career paths.

Sponsorships still available

Contact Scott Downs, Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships at

If you are a Subject Matter Expert

or if your Community Organization is interested in having a FREE table in our Exhibition Playground, contact Christian Heinemann, STEM Education Manager at