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Free Showcase Features Sessions on STEM Topics

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BURLINGTON – Whether wanting to design a robot to go for Olympic gold, dig into rain gardens or explore ways to make astronauts safe in space, STEM Showcase 5.0 offers all this and more for youths, ages 8-14.

The STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) event takes place on November 4, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington. It is hosted by UVM Extension 4-H with sessions led by UVM STEM Ambassadors.

Attendance is free, but registration is required at go.uvm.edu/stem5. Registrations will be accepted until November 1 or all spaces are filled. Registered participants will receive a confirmation email that includes the event location and parking details.

Participants may sign up for two of the five hands-on workshops. Options include the Magic of Rain Gardens: Design a Water Wonderland!; What Floats your Boat?: Civil Engineering; Crossroads of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering: Strength and Materials; Let’s Go for Gold: Robot Olympics; and Dressing for the Stars: Galactic Garb.

To request language interpretation, translation assistance and/or a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact UVM Extension 4-H educator Margaret Coan at (802) 656-7634 or margaret.coan@uvm.edu by October 20.

The STEM Ambassadors program is a collaboration between UVM Extension 4-H and the UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. Students majoring in science, technology, engineering or math may apply to be an ambassador and receive training to teach youths about engineering, computer science, robotics, healthy living and animal science, among other topics.

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