Posted: Friday, February 3, 2017

Roper Mountain Science Center LogoRMSC Staff with StudentsDREAM BIG! with Roper Mountain and discover the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) that shapes our everyday lives. Roper Mountain Science Center, local engineers and professionals will celebrate all things STEAM with fun-filled hands-on activities for all ages from robots and drones to LEGO bridges and making polymers and much more! STEMFest takes place at Roper Mountain Science Center on February 11th from 9AM to 3PM. “Fluor believes education, particularly the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), is a foundational component of success in the 21st century. That is why Fluor supports local efforts, such as Roper Mountain Science Center's STEMFest, that benefit students in the communities where we live and work.” Cheryl Wiggins, Senior Manager of Community Affairs, Fluor.

STEMFest 2017 Community partners include: ACE Mentor Program of the Upstate, AFL, Barnes & Noble, BMW, BSA and STEM Scouts, Computer Source, Clemson University Emag!ne, ECPI, Fluor, Enoree Career Center, GE/ASME, Greenville Drive, Happy Quad Drone Racing, Maker Pipe, Michelin, NEXT High School, Synergy Mill, SAR Automation, United Way WISE, Upstate SC STEM Collaborative/iMagine Upstate, Wynit, East North Street Academy and the WHHS Generals Robotics Team. Food will be available from Chick Fil A, and Automatic Taco, Tom’s Tasty Café’ and Snow Castle food trucks.

3D printer demonstrationA sampling of STEM events throughout the Day for Families:Lego Engineering

STEMFest Saturday hours are 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Admission is: $8 for Teens and Adults (ages 13-59); $7 for children (ages 4-12) and for senior citizens (age 60 and over). Free for children age 3 and under, RMSC members, and school district employees. All events are included in the general admission to the Center.

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