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STEM Fair, Explore Engineering Activities Let Youths Learn About Science, Engineering

April 1, 2014

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Learning About Structures: Civil engineering is one of several areas for youths in grades 6-9 to enjoy hands-on educational activities in Rose-Hulman’s Explore Engineering program. (Photo by Dale Long)

     Rose-Hulman will give Wabash Valley youths opportunities to learn more about the exciting worlds of science, technology, and engineering during Explore Engineering and STEM Fair activities April 15 on campus.

     Hands-on projects will be completed during an Explore Engineering program, for sixth through ninth graders, from 6:30-8 p.m. Each youth will be able to do one of the following planned projects: Creating toolbox racers, exploring electronic touch technology, learning about robotics and civil engineering, and having fun with chemistry. The cost is $10 for this program.

     Then, from 8-9 p.m., Blue Key National Honor Society members are hosting a free STEM Fair for elementary and middle school students. Students will learn how to extract DNA from everyday fruit, why concrete can float like a boat, how airplanes fly, and the shocking news about static electricity.

     Youths in grades 6-9 can participate in both events, which will be conducted in Moench Hall. The STEM Fair is only available for elementary-aged children.

     Advanced registration is required. Interested youths and parents need to contact Harrison Campbell, associate director for pre-college outreach in the Office of Admissions, at 812-877-8889.