STATESBORO — Georgia Southern is on a mission to get more students interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The university will showcase hands-on opportunities to help students of all ages discover these fields and share stories of success during the STEM Festival planned for Thursday through Saturday at several locations on campus.
The STEM Festival wraps up Saturday at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Drive, with i2Explore from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This event is designed for teenagers and children who will learn about robotics, make ice cream with liquid nitrogen, launch rockets with Alka Seltzer and become a “Star Wars” Jedi.
“Many misconceptions exist about what STEM courses have to do with real life and what careers are affiliated with them,” said Karin Scarpinato, Ph.D., associate Dean for Faculty and Research and biology professor. “Education in these fields lacks behind, not just in Georgia, but nationwide, too. The STEM Festival provides an opportunity to begin addressing these issues.”
For more information on the STEM Festival, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/research/stemfest.