WHAT: With the goal, “To Inspire and Be Inspired,” the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Fest combines the expertise of an engineering and science fair with the fun and excitement of a festival.
Students, families and community members are invited as nearly dozen schools from Local District East join with community organizations to sponsor STEM stations. Student-led demonstrations will include robotics, build-and-launch “stomp” rockets and musical instruments made from recycled materials.
In addition, Ann Street Elementary students collaborated with Occidental College to create a neuroscience experience on how the brain works. Visitors can also work with Orchard Academy students to create jewelry adorned with DNA extracted from strawberries.
Christina Diaz, an engineer who helped designed NASA’s Mars Rover, will give the keynote address at noon.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18
Legacy High School Complex
5225 Tweedy Blvd.
South Gate, 90280
Additional information is available at http://bit.ly/stemfest2017
Craig Sipes, 323-493-4940 (cell)
Monica Carazo, 213-247-4087 (cell)