STEM Fest at Dordt College registration opens January 21

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach’s annual STEM Fest at Dordt College will begin accepting registrations on Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. The 2018 Spring STEM Fest will be held Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Dordt College in Sioux Center.

Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Dordt College Campus Center main entrance, with the program beginning at 9 a.m. A public showcase will be held at 3 p.m. after which youth will be dismissed for the day. Registration fee for STEM Fest is $10 per youth.

“We are excited to be offering many new sessions at our upcoming STEM Fest,” said Ashley Peters, Osceola County Youth Coordinator with ISU Extension and Outreach and co-coordinator of the event. “We have several new partners who will be hosting sessions this year, so we’re excited to offer many different learning opportunities for local youth.”

Sessions include:

• A Kaleidoscope of Microbes presented by Dordt College

• Bees, Bats and Butterflies presented by Iowa Master Gardeners

• Biodiversity Bonanza presented by Water Rocks!

• Build Your Own Microscope presented by Dordt College

• Butter for Your Mutter presented by Western Iowa Dairy Alliance (WIDA)• Compound Bow: A New Superhero’s Tool presented by Dustin Sperlich

• Coding with Scratch presented by Dordt College

• Colors of Chemistry presented by Dordt College

• Crack the Code with Agriculture presented by the Ag Literacy Foundation

• Cyclon Eyes: An Arduino Workshop presented by Dordt College

• Earth from Space presented by EROS Data Center

• Exploding Dots presented by Dordt College

• Exploring Nursing presented by Dordt College

• Fetal Pig Surgery presented by Dordt College

• Food Science presented by Dordt College

• Force Factor presented by Albers ATA

• Fun with Fossils presented by Sanford Museum

• Heart Monitors - Get in the Zone and Hit Your Target

• Multiplying Success in Cattle

• Ozobot Scavenger Hunt

• Physics is Phun

• Power-Up Soldering

• Prairie Fire - Why? How? And What About the Animals?

• PrISUm Solar Car: Solar Energy is the Future!

• Sound Like A… presented

• Vet Science and Body Systems

• West Point Bridge Designer

Parents must register their child(ren) online and choose their child’s first, second and third choice color track which consists of different sessions and activities. Organizers will attempt to honor color track choices, but sessions fill up quickly. No changes to color tracks will happen the day of the event.

Online registration and payment should be completed at Registration will close Feb. 2 or sooner if the maximum of 200 youth is reached prior to that date.

For more information on youth programming in your area, visit your county name.