NMSU STEM Fest to offer learning activities, family fun

Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu

Families are invited to participate in STEM-related activities, including drone demonstrations, robotics and 3D printing, at this year’s STEM Fest.

Two students work on an activity during a program hosted by the STEM Outreach Center at New Mexico State University. Families are invited to participate in STEM activities during this year’s STEM Fest, hosted by the center and the NMSU Physical Science Laboratory, on March 23. (NMSU photo courtesy of Nicole Delgado)
STEM Fest is hosted by the STEM Outreach Center and the Physical Science Laboratory at New Mexico State University, and will take place Saturday, March 23, at O’Donnell Hall on the NMSU campus. Doors will open at 9 a.m.

“We will be celebrating the many innovations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics during STEM Fest,” said Nicole Delgado, interim director of the STEM Outreach Center at NMSU. “Activities include several fun ways to learn about STEM in an engaging, interactive way.”

The first 300 families at STEM Fest will receive a family fun pack bag filled with STEM activities for the whole family.

STEM Fest will feature 25 activity booths for children in grades K-12 and adults, including a planetarium, 3D printing, virtual reality with Oculus Rift, robotics, reading and literacy, math exploration, and fun with science.

More than 1,600 people attended the first STEM Fest, which was held in 2015. Delgado said she expects more people to attend this year’s festival.

“The goal of the STEM Fest is to promote and celebrate STEM as a community,” Delgado said. “The areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics play a critical role in our everyday lives but more importantly, they encourage discovery.”

The NMSU STEM Outreach Center provides high quality, innovative afterschool programming and outreach to students and educators of all levels. For more information about the center, visit https://stem.nmsu.edu.

For more information on STEM Fest, call 575-646-7649.

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