STEM Festival Set for March 28 at Potomac State College

Mark your calendars for the third annual Mineral County STEM Festival! It will be held on Saturday, March 28, from 12 to 4 p.m., on Potomac State College of West Virginia University’s campus, Keyser, W.Va.

The Mineral County STEM Network introduced this local Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Festival to area students and parents in 2012. The event has been so well attended, the group will be coordinating it again in 2015.STEM

This area STEM Festival is modeled after the USA Science and Engineering Festival and Expo held in Washington, D.C.  It is an exciting venue to experience the numerous hands-on activities!

The mission of the festival is to re-invigorate the interest of our youth in STEM activities and careers by producing and presenting compelling, exciting, educational, and entertaining science gatherings.

Businesses, industries and organizations are encouraged to participate by providing hands-on STEM activities that will stimulate interest and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Presentations are needed that appeal to all student levels: elementary, middle and high school.

Proposals are easy to submit on-line and are due by February 1, 2015 at  http://mineralstem.com/SpeakerApp.php. Last year all spaces were full, so please be sure to submit your proposals by the deadline.

The planning committee chairs are Gary Seldomridge, Potomac State College of WVU; Craig Kesner,  Alliant Techsystems  and Scott Staley, Mineral County Schools. If you have questions about the proposals contact Gary Seldomridge at 304-788-6972 or GASeldomridge@mail.wvu.edu.

For more information about the Mineral County STEM Network visit http://mineralstem.com/ and for regular updates on the STEM Festival like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MineralCountySTEM.