COOS BAY, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College invites 3rd to 6th grade students to join us for “STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) for KIDS: Star Wars!” on Saturday, May 4, 2024. This science-immersion event will be from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm in the College’s health and science building, Umpqua Hall, on the Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay.

Grab your lightsaber and join us! Students will engage with professors in hands-on activities in Physics & Engineering, Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Art, and more. This includes working alongside the College’s SPEAR Student Researchers, who are involved in various STEAM projects.

Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch, as there will be a break to eat. Star Wars themed costumes are encouraged, but not required. There will also be an opportunity to experience a show in the new Discovery Dome Planetarium. This digital theater space immerses students in a show that takes them on an adventure.

STEAM education projects help students visualize career pathways in science, technology, engineering and math. The “A” adds in the arts, such as humanities, dance, drama, visual arts and design. When people learn in all these areas together, they gain soft skills that can help grow ability in out-of-the-box thinking and collaboration.

Cost is $25. Spots are limited to 15. Scholarships are available. For more information and to register contact Krystal Hopper Meyers, STEAM Pathways Assistant, at 541-888-7416, or krystal.hopper@socc.edu.

For more information regarding science programs at Southwestern visit the STEM Pathways & Degrees page of our website.  (https://www.socc.edu/programs-classes/stem/).




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