STEMFest 2017 set for Nov. 11
By Haneen Hammad
STEMFest is a free interactive event at LCC that invites families and children in grades K-6 to a full day of activities.
The event focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) through a variety of over 50 hands-on activities, with an emphasis on educational, non-competitive experiences.
This year’s event will be held Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Arts and Sciences building on LCC’s main campus.
Jen Coslor, a chemistry technician at LCC, has been a part of STEMFest in the past.
“STEMFest is super fun, and totally free,” Coslor said. “The entire Arts and Sciences building is full of activities, in all fields of STEM.”
Activities include colors, biology, building and hands-on activities that involve chemistry. There will also be demonstrations that run periodically throughout the day.
STEMFest needs volunteers to help out in a wide variety of areas.
“Whatever your area of interest is, you will be able to find an area at STEMFest that lines up with it, Coslor said. “Volunteering for STEMFest is a great experience for anybody who is thinking about going into the sciences, communication, teaching, art or engineering.
“I love getting kids excited about science, and inspiring them to learn. It is deeply rewarding. It is always a good time.”
For more information or to volunteer visit: https://www.lcc.edu/science/youth_programs/stemfest/