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Georgia Southern to host STEMFest ‘19 on Statesboro Campus Sept. 21

On Sept. 21, Georgia Southern University will host STEMFest, complete with activities for the entire family.

STEMFest ‘19 will be held on the Statesboro Campus in the Nessmith-Lane Center, located at 847 Plant Drive, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will provide exploration stations with hands-on STEM learning activities for elementary, middle and high school-aged children. The event is free and open to the public.

“This year we are excited for STEMFest to be a collaboration of the College of Science and Mathematics, College of Engineering and Computing and the College of Education (COE),” explained Kania Greer, Ed.D., COE’s Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education (i2STEMe) coordinator. “The support of these colleges as well as from the University’s Provost Office, is a testament to the importance of STEM involvement and education in southeast Georgia and the role this annual event plays in introducing pre-K through 12 students and their families to STEM experiences.”

The goal of STEMFest is to host an interactive event that gets pre-K through 12 students and their parents excited about STEM education. Activities will include stations to drive a simulator, launch Alka-Seltzer rockets, dig into archaeology projects, make robotics, craft ice cream with liquid nitrogen and more.

“We look forward to this event each year, as Georgia Southern students and faculty come together with innovative and exciting ways to demonstrate STEM principles and make learning fun for everyone,” said Greer. “It’s a great way for a family to spend the day having a great time while engaging their minds, and it’s all free!”

For questions about STEMFest ‘19, visit or contact Mary Thaler at

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving nearly 26,500 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


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