On Saturday, October 15th, George Mason University is partnering with the Franconia District of Fairfax County and STEM NOLA to host its first STEAM FEST to expose, inspire, and engage youth in STEAM learning. To give you an idea of the type of event we are hosting, here’s a link to a video of a past STEAM FEST event hosted by STEM NOLA. Scholars in grades K-12 from across the DMV area will have the opportunity to design, build, and test more than 50 different STEM activities including designing and programming robots, racing remote control cars, and engaging in virtual reality and artificial intelligence demonstrations. Other activities include making soap, all-natural popsicles, flying drones in our drone cage, and building tooth-pick bridges and towers.
We are anticipating over 500 students to attend, so we are reaching out to recruit volunteers. Volunteers will serve as role models for the day and help scholars with STEAM activities. Training will be provided on the day of the event, so we welcome STEAM students from any background. Below are more details about the event:
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Time: 8am – 12pm (On-site Training: 8am – 9am; STEAM FEST: 9am – 12pm)
Location: Hybla Valley Community Center, 7950 Audubon Avenue, Alexandria, VA, 22306
Attendees: K-12 Scholars and their parents/guardians from the Franconia District, which includes areas of Springfield, Franconia, Kingstowne, and Hybla Valley
Volunteers can sign up using our registration form until Monday, October 10.