Children attending last year’s Mineral County STEM Festival were challenged to build the tallest tower out of spaghetti straws that would support the largest marshmallow. Lending some advice is Brandon Felton, far right, a mechanical engineer with RK&K Civil Engineering. This year’s STEM Festival will be held Saturday, March 30, from noon to 4 p.m., on the WVU Potomac State College campus, in Keyser, W.Va.
The Mineral County STEM Network will host the 7th Annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Festival for area students and parents. The event will be held Saturday, March 30 from noon to 4 p.m. on the campus of West Virginia University Potomac State College in Keyser, W.Va.
The deadline to submit proposals for presentations during the event has been extended to Feb. 8, 2019. Proposals are easy to submit on-line. Spaces fill up, so be sure to submit by the deadline at http://mineralstem.com/SpeakerApp.php. Proposals received by the deadline and accepted will be shared in all publicity materials that list presentation topics and sponsoring organization.
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.
“The STEM Festival has become a popular 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 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) activities that stimulate interest and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Presentations are needed that appeal to all levels: elementary, middle and high school.
The planning committee co-chairpersons are Andrea Schafer, WVU Potomac State College, Craig Kesner, Northrop Grumman and Scott Staley, Mineral County Schools. If you have questions about the proposals contact Andrea Schaefer firstname.lastname@example.org at 304-788-7133.
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.