Free, Family-Friendly Event Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics scheduled

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CHARLESTON, SC, January 26, 2016 (News Release) -The 2016 Charleston STEM festival is a free, family-friendly celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (known as STEM) in the Lowcountry. The festival will be held February 6, 10am to 3pm, at Brittlebank Park on Lockwood Boulevard in Charleston. Attendees will enjoy over 50 interactive exhibits and hands-on demonstrations to inspire excitement for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, including:

  • Can You Crack the Code?
  • The Amazing World of Birds of Prey
  • Build-A-Buoy!
  • Underwater Robotics
  • Telescopes and Optics
  • You Be The Chemist
  • Go Fish!

While the inaugural Charleston STEM Festival in 2014 drew more than 1,500 visitors to 40 interactive exhibits, attendance soared to 7,500 people for the 2015 Charleston STEM Festival, which included over 50 exhibits designed to reflect the community’s continued interest in STEM education and activities.

“STEM education is important for the economic success of our region and for developing a skilled workforce,” says Darren Prevost, Director of the Lowcountry STEM Collaborative. “Festivals like this bring STEM to the community in a new and exciting way so the message about the importance of STEM education and the impact of these disciplines in our community can reach a wider audience.”

The 2016 Charleston STEM Festival is an initiative of the Lowcountry STEM Collaborative and is funded through donations from Boeing, MWV Specialty Chemicals, SCE&G, The InterTech Group, Berkeley County School District, Charleston Southern University, The Citadel School of Engineering, The Citadel School of Science & Mathematics, Claflin University, Clemson University, The College of Charleston School of Sciences & Mathematics, Google, Lowcountry STEM Collaborative, MUSC, SC Coalition for Mathematics & Science, SC Space Grant and Trident Technical College.

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