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Georgia Southern to host STEMFest ‘19 on Statesboro Campus Sept. 21

On Sept. 21, Georgia Southern University will host STEMFest, an annual science, technology, engineering and mathematics STEM festival, complete with activities for the entire family.

STEMFest ‘19 will be held on the Statesboro Campus in the Nessmith-Lane Center, located at 847 Plant Drive, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and provides exploration stations with hands-on STEM learning activities for elementary, middle and high school-aged children. The event is free and open to the public.

“This year we are excited for STEMFest to be a collaboration of the College of Science and Mathematics, College of Engineering and Computing and the College of Education (COE),” explained Kania Greer, Ed.D., COE’s Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education (i2STEMe) coordinator. “The support of these colleges as well as from the University’s Provost Office, is a testament to the importance of STEM involvement and education in southeast Georgia and the role this annual event plays in introducing pre-K through 12 students and their families to STEM experiences.”

The goal of STEMFest is to host an interactive event that gets pre-K through 12 students and their parents excited about STEM education. Activities will include stations to drive a simulator, launch Alka-Seltzer rockets, dig into archaeology projects, make robotics, craft ice cream with liquid nitrogen and more.

“We look forward to this event each year, as Georgia Southern students and faculty come together with innovative and exciting ways to demonstrate STEM principles and make learning fun for everyone,” said Greer. “It’s a great way for a family to spend the day having a great time while engaging their minds, and it’s all free!”
For questions about STEMFest ‘19, visit https://coe.georgiasouthern.edu/stem or contact Mary Thaler at stem@georgiasouthern.edu.

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