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STEM Festival Accepting Proposals

STEM Festival Accepting Proposals

The 2018 Mineral County STEM Festival, held on the WVU Potomac State College campus, gave participants of all ages the opportunity to test their hand and eye coordination as they navigated a drone through an obstacle course.

The Mineral County STEM Network will host the 6thAnnual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Festival for area students and parents. The event will be held Saturday, March 23, from noon to 4 p.m., on the WVU Potomac State College campus in Keyser, W.Va. 

This area STEM Festival is modeled after the USA Science and Engineering Festival and Expoheld in Washington, D.C.  It is an exciting venue to experience the numerous hands-on activities! Interested groups are invited to submit proposals. 

“The STEM Festival has become a known event for Mineral County and WVU Potomac State College with families traveling from throughout the region to attend. The success is due in large part to the outstanding presenters who provide quality hands-on STEM learning experiences,” says Margaret Miltenberger, WVU Extension Service 4-H and Family Extension Agent. 

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 stimulate interest and will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Presentations are needed that appeal to all levels: elementary, middle and high school. 

Proposals are easy to submit on line and they are due February 8. year all spaces were full so be sure to submit your proposal by the deadline. 

The planning committee co-chairpersonsare Andrea Schafer, WVU Potomac State College, Craig Kesner, Orbital ATKand Scott Staley,Mineral County Schools. If you have questions about the proposals contact Andrea Schaefer agschafer@mail.wvu.eduat 304-788-7133. 

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

For more information on the Mineral County STEM Network visit for regular updates on the STEM Festival like our Facebook page