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Bellarmine STEM Maker Fair

Bellarmine STEM Maker Fair to showcase hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities for teens, young adults

The Bellarmine STEM Maker Fair will take place Saturday, March 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Bellarmine University’s Frazier Hall. This free event offers teens and young adults the opportunity to explore projects involving STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

“The idea of our Maker Fair is to give an opportunity to showcase the doing of STEM and get people excited about the possibilities of pursuing degrees to teach science or math or work in the STEM fields,” says Dr. Kristin Cook, science educator, who co-directs the project with Dr. Akhtar Mahmood, a physics professor at Bellarmine. True to the concept of a maker fair, there will be opportunities for participants to partake in hands-on creating and even take home projects they create.

From whatever angle attendees approach the maker fair, there promises to be something for everyone—from the curious beginner to the experienced professional—right here in our community. Partners such as the Kentucky Science Center, area high school and middle school teachers, and STEM and School of Education students will be on hand to supervise activities and answer questions.

Beyond Bellarmine’s STEM degree offerings, the event also will serve as a preview of the School of Education’s new early entry to the Master of Arts in Teaching pathway, as well as the Master of Arts in Education STEAM cognate, both of which are currently accepting applications.

For more information on the Bellarmine STEM Maker Fair, e-mail Dr. Cook at kcook@bellarmine.edu.