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STEMFest returns to Georgia Southern Statesboro Campus Sept. 22

One of Georgia Southern University’s most popular events will return to the Statesboro Campus. The Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education (i2STEMe) will hold STEMFest on Sept. 22 at the Nessmith-Lane Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

STEMFest will have exploration stations with activities such as a mobile innovation lab, launching Alka-seltzer rockets, archaeology projects, robotics, ice cream making with liquid nitrogen and more. The event is free and open to the public.

i2STEMe coordinator Kania Greer, Ed.D. said she is excited for the return of the event.

“We were disheartened when we were not able to offer this event in 2017,” Greer said. “The large response from the public let us know they were disappointed as well. We knew that if at all possible, we had to bring STEMFest back this year.”

The goal of STEMFest is to host an interactive event that gets pre-K through 12th grade students and their parents excited about STEM education with hands-on learning activities. Greer said i2STEMe is still seeking volunteers for the event.

“It takes a village to make this event happen, so we are reaching out now to ask for support — whether that’s financial support, volunteering your time or hosting an activity booth — we need you,” she said.

There will also be food trucks at the festival for everyone attending, including Brunner Burritos and Bowls, KECO ICE, Kona Ice of Effingham County, Three Tree Coffee, Chazitos Latin Cuisine, and Roy’s Nutz & Buttz.

To be a part of STEMFest 2018, visit http://coe.georgiasouthern.edu/stem or contact i2STEMe at stem@georgiasouthern.edu.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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