LCC Motivates Young Minds with STEMfest 2018

STEMfest - Kids reacting to an experiment

Lansing, Mich. – More than 400 students in grades K-6 are expected to come together at Lansing Community College, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, for STEMfest.

This free event will provide a fun and exciting day of exploration in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). There will be more than 50 hands-on activities, including Drawing in Proportion, IR Photography, Create A Comet, Fun Math, Spirals, Fantastic Frogs, Elemental Extravaganza and Weather or Not. The atmosphere is one of learning, without the pressure of competition.

StemFest (formerly known as SMEE) has been held at LCC for over thirty years. It began as an elementary version of the competitive Science Olympiad and was converted to a non-competitive version around 10 years ago.

“StemFest is a great opportunity for youth in our community to experience science technology, engineering, and math concepts in a fun, interactive, and inspiring environment,” said LCC science professor, Alicia Musser.

The LCC Science and Math departments count this community outreach event as one of their favorites of the entire year. This year’s exploration will take students on a journey through STEM guaranteed to make a lasting impression.

To learn more about STEMfest 2018 or to register, please visit https://lcc.edu/learning/youth-programs/stemfest.html

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is the fifth-largest community college in Michigan, serving more than 25,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.