STEM Festival Accepting Proposals

The Mineral County STEM Network will again host the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Festival for area students and parents. The event will be on Saturday, April 2 from 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM at Potomac State College of WVU.

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Tyner Dent poses with some dinosaur bones after participating in Dr. Henry and Terry Falkowski’s activity on fossils during the 2015 Mineral County STEM Festival. 

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! Interested groups are invited to submit proposals.

“Dinosaurs” were a highlight from 2015! A display of dinosaur fossils and period fossils including skulls, bones, footprints and scale models will be displayed. The collection is being shared by Dr. Henry Falkowski and Terry Falkowski with Potomac State College.

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

Business, industry and organizations are encouraged to participate by providing a hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) activity that will stimulate interest and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Presentations are needed that appeal to all levels: elementary, middle and high school.

Proposal are easy to submit on line and they are due February 22  http://mineralstem.com/SpeakerApp.php. Last year all spaces were full so be sure to submit your proposal by the deadline.

The planning committee co-chairpersons are Andrea Schafer/Sheri Chislom, 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.

The Mineral County STEM Network’s purpose is to increase communication among individuals, business/industry and organizations interested in encouraging our youths to consider the different STEM fields for careers.

For more information on 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.

The USA Science and Engineering Festival and Expo will be held on April 16 and 17 2016 on the Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more visit these websites:  http://www.usasciencefestival.org/  and http://www.facebook.com/pages/USA-Science-Engineering-Festival .