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SciTech Festival event offers fun for families

The 2nd Annual North Valley STEM (Science|Technology|Engineering| Mathematics) Celebration will take place 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 on the campus of Paradise Valley Community College, 18401 N. 32nd St. Parking is free.

Students from Shadow Mountain High School in north Phoenix show off their solar-powered go-cart. The school’s GenYES program is internationally recognized in tech leadership, innovation, coding projects, micro processing, web applications and computer hardware. SMHS GenYES students regularly provide workshops and present their tech expertise at national events (submitted photo).

Students from Shadow Mountain High School in north Phoenix show off their solar-powered go-cart. The school’s GenYES program is internationally recognized in tech leadership, innovation, coding projects, micro processing, web applications and computer hardware. SMHS GenYES students regularly provide workshops and present their tech expertise at national events (submitted photo).

The celebration is a unique and fun event that brings the community together in a one-stop showcase that also includes the arts (STEAM).  CREST students and teachers from Paradise Valley High School, and PVCC faculty and students, will all participate in bringing STEAM education to life through demonstrations, displays, discussions, and hands-on activities. K-12 and college-age students, their families, and the general public are all invited to learn about STEAM-related studies and careers.

The North Valley Science and Engineering Fair takes place 8 a.m.-12 p.m. in KSC 1000-Patayan Community Room. The overall winner will receive a $450 PVCC scholarship

From 12-4 p.m., enjoy ongoing public events and activities including STEAM featured presentations at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. Event highlights include a ball-shooting robot, a pizza-ordering app, rocket launching, DNA ID kits, live viewing of a star during the daylight hours, and more.

The entire PVCC campus will be transformed into “STEAM City,” with featured destinations at art, music, math, business/IT, geology, physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, nursing, paramedicine and dietary technology program areas.

Local businesses will also be on hand to talk about their STEAM careers, internships, and products.

Disability accommodation request must be made seven days prior by e-mail at dl-pvc-disability@paradisevalley.edu or calling 602-787-7171.

 

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