STEM festival set in September

STEM festival in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – There are plenty of festivals around the area, but a first of its kind festival will be offering up food for the brain.

OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Tchnology will host Youngstown’s first regional science and technology festival called “7 days of STEM.” The week-long events will be held in different parts of the Valley.

Some of the events include NASA, which plans to hold an astronaut for a day event, and the Mahoning Valley Historical Society will offer a “Lunch and Learn” about the steel industry and Youngstown’s Brier Hill area.

The goal of the STEM festival is to provide interactive, hands-on learning opportunities rooted in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math. It also will showcase STEM events, organizations, institutions and businesses in the area.

“It’s also to get younger students excited about the opportunities they have in STEM education and also to showcase the individual institutions and organizations who are participating in STEM education, what they are achieving locally and how other people can become knowledgeable and be involved in that,” OH WOW! assistant manager Katie Seminara said.

The 7 Days of STEM festival runs from Sept. 15 to 21.

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