Local families are invited to participate in hands-on science activities during Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Day at Marymount Universitys Reston Center on Saturday, April 18. The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon.
Parents and children will be able to take part in a wide array of fun projects and experiments that will teach a variety of STEM principles. The event will be hosted by Marymounts student chapter of the International Association for STEM Leaders. MU students who are pursuing degrees in K-12 education will be on hand to advise and supervise the young scientists.
Family involvement will not only enhance, encourage and build enthusiasm in their students learning but also bring out the child within the adults, said Dr. Usha Rajdev, a professor of math and science at Marymount. Doing hands-on activities as a family can lead to further discussions and arouse interests in the young.
Those attending will be able to build rockets, make binoculars and paper, and participate in other fun activities.
Its really a good opportunity to learn about the science that will inform the careers of the future, said Larry Hoffman, executive director of the Reston Center.
Marymounts Reston Center is adjacent to Metros Wiehle Reston East Station on the Silver Line. For directions, visit: marymount.edu/Home/Contact-Us/Locate-us.