Governor’s STEM Advisory Council’s South Central STEM Hub, Indian Hills Community College, and Great Prairie Area Education Agency to host a STEM festival March 11, 2014

Students and families welcome to attend this free event 

Iowa STEM logoDES MOINES, IOWA – (Feb. 25, 2014) – With the top priority of boosting student interest and achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council South Central Hub, IHCC, and Great Prairie AEA will host a free, family-friendly festival of hands-on STEM activities for 5th-8th graders and their families.

The festival will be held at IHCC’s Rural Health Education Center in Ottumwa, Iowa from 5-7pm on March 11th.  Student groups, local businesses, and community groups will host hands-on activities in STEM.   Activities include making toothbrush robots, geometry with bubbles, create a green screen video, and others.

To register for the event, go to scstemhub.drake.edu.

Media Contact:

Sarah Derry, South Central STEM Manager
Governor’s STEM Advisory Council
sarah.derry@drake.edu
515 271 2406

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About the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council

Established in July 2011 by executive order, the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is a public-private partnership focused on increasing student interest and achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and promoting STEM economic development. The Council works to engage and prepare students for a career-ready path, regain our state’s historic leadership position in education, and provide a vital competitive economic advantage. The 45-member Council is chaired by Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Vermeer Corp. CEO Mary Andringa. For more information, visit www.IowaSTEM.gov.

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