STEM Trek! + Oak Ridge National Lab Science Fair
ABOUT THIS EVENT
STEM West invites you to join us at the Catawba Science Center and the SALT Block of Hickory, NC to participate in hands-on activities and explore STEM careers and educational pathways. Explore science, technology, engineering, and math by engaging with Western NC businesses, schools, and clubs who will highlight their work. All ages are welcome to participate.
Special Exhibit: The Oak Ridge National Lab SCIENCE FAIR (one of only 2 sites in NC) will be bringing 6 carnival trailers: 1) Become a Neutron, 2) Extreme Science, 3) Get into Green, 4) Tiny Atoms...Big Science, 5) What's Your Problem?, and 6) Supporting Research. More details about each trailer can be found here.
April 12th: School groups will tour the ORNL exhibit from 8-3:00; After 3:00, home-schoolers, community, and after-school groups are encouraged to bring their students! Over 3500 students from western NC are already signed up to attend this interactive event to meet engineers from ORNL.
April 13th: University, Community Colleges, youth groups, families, scout groups, etc. are encouraged to come visit the exhibit which will also include Earth Day displays and local STEM Business tables and activities! The ORNL Science Fair and its engineers will still be there to engage with more community members from children to youth to adults! This national organization will be providing a rare and unique opportunity for our region!