STEMfest! at The Works connects industry, education and community. STEMfest! is all about teaching middle and high school students the importance of real-world math, science and engineering problem solving. Local business and industry partners collaborate to develop 3 Problem Solving Challenges relating to their industries. Prior to the STEMfest! event, eager groups of high school and middle school students select one Problem Solving Challenge to research and take their best shot developing a solution. Participation in STEMfest! is free to schools and students and all supplies are also provided to students free of charge.
During STEMfest!, students present their solutions to a live audience and panel of judges. Awards are presented to teams with top honors in each Problem Solving Challenge category. Participating in STEMfest! allows students to gain insight and cultivate interest in a future career path. For some students, participation even leads to wonderful internship opportunities with local businesses.
During the community event portion of STEMfest!, businesses utilizing STEM education principles - such as Boeing, Rolls Royce, and Owens Corning - show guests how science, technology, engineering, and math is applied within their industry through fun hands-on activities. These activities showcase what the business does, the impact it has on our community, and future career opportunities for students.
Admission Cost: Admission is FREE and open to the public for the 2-day STEMfest! event.
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