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2019 NPS Citywide STEM Expo To Offer Attendees Hands-On Fun & Futuristic Design

2019 NPS Citywide STEM Expo To Offer Attendees Hands-On Fun & Futuristic Design
Posted on 03/14/2019
STEM Expo

Drones will be hovering, a fourth little pig’s house built without bricks will be on display, and a jet pack design will showcase the future of moon travel at the NPS STEM Expo on Saturday, March 16.

 

The third annual citywide event, themed “Engineering for the Future,” will take place at Brien McMahon High School, 300 Highland Ave. Doors open to the public at 9:45am with opening ceremonies starting at 10am. Admission is free. The Expo will kick off with the Norwalk JROTC cadets followed by a Norwalk Public Schools student singing the National Anthem. Mayor Harry Rilling will then officially open STEM Expo day in Norwalk.

 

At noon, attendees can interact with businesses such as First Robotics to engage with Robots and virtual reality experiences, 3D goggles from The Walk Bridge Project, and flight simulation with Milestone C.

 

New this year: a Maker Space area presented by NPS Library Media Specialists. Students and parents will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on engineering and computer science tasks utilizing Legos, game-based and coding applications.

 

Other highlights include:

+ Exhibits by Stepping Stones, Norwalk Police Department, Norwalk Community College, and members of Norwalk’s Chamber of Commerce.

+ Demos by the Maritime Aquarium’s NPS student group TeMPEST.

+ Norwalk Fire Department’s Fire Safety House.

 

+ Brien McMahon Healthcare Academy students will offer free wellness checks for attendees.

+ Brien McMahon High School’s new Marine Science Academy will have a touch tank onsite and water analysis demo.

+ Norwalk High School Astronomy Club.

+ Presentations by Norwalk High School, Rowayton & Roton Robotics Club.

 

The Expo will feature student-led live demonstrations, STEM-related games, and activities throughout the day. During the judging period, students will explain their pieces, while other participants and guests are free to explore projects and demonstrations. Judges will include educators, city officials, students, and representatives from local agencies, honored dignitaries and community partners. “STEM Championship” trophies will be awarded in all divisions.

 

Attendees can also rock out to a student band and snack on concessions. STEM Expo t-shirts will also be available for purchase. The awards ceremony will take place at 1:30pm.

 

Projects included in this year’s Expo were selected from student and classroom work presented at individual STEM Expos held throughout the district. Each K-8 classroom designed a team project focused on STEM with grades 9-12 responsible for individual presentations. Projects from various Norwalk High School and Brien McMahon student organizations were also selected to participate in the Expo.

 

All families and members of the community are welcome.