Local families are invited to visit a portable planetarium, build stomp rockets and watch 3-D printing demonstrations and other free, hands-on STEAM activities from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 14 in the Verizon Gym on Marymount Universitys Main Campus, 2807 North Glebe Road.
MU students who are pursuing education degrees will be on hand to advise and supervise the young scientists as they learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. The event will be hosted by Marymounts student chapters of the International Association for STEAM Leaders and the National Science Teachers Association.
Its always wonderful to see kids using their natural problem-solving skills, said Rachel Brill-Lee, a graduate student who is organizing the event. Its also great to have families along and see them all involved in these projects together.
Designed for participants from Pre-K through ninth grade and their parents, the event will include demonstrations from NASA, the Arlington Police Department, the Long Branch Nature Center and the Arlington Recycling Center.
Dr. Usha Rajdev, a Marymount professor of mathematics and science, and Dr. Eric Bubar, an associate professor of biology and physical sciences, will also participate.