Rose State College is serving as host to the “Central Oklahoma Science and Engineering Festival,” to be held April 25-27, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, at the college’s campus in Midwest City.
This celebration will include exciting activities, displays, demonstrations and speakers geared to the target audience. Participants will include education (elementary, middle, high school, technology centers, colleges, and universities), industry, government and professional societies. Participants are invited to display projects from previous STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) competitions, prototypes and research.
The Rose State festival is a satellite event to the USA Science and Engineering Festival, to be held in concurrently in Washington, D.C., to offer stellar, multi-faceted programs with high entertainment value and integrity of scientific content. The target audience is diverse and includes all ages and backgrounds.
“The USA Science and Engineering Festival was initiated last year to re-invigorate the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Our primary goal is to get the community excited about STEM, and to literally put Central Oklahoma on the national map,” said Rose State’s Engineering Dean, Wayne Jones.
The schedule for Rose State’s festival is broken into three days, each categorized according to school grade level:
• April 25, 2012 – Elementary School Students
• April 26, 2012 – Middle and High School Students
• April 27, 2012 – Technology Center/College/University Students
For more details and to register as a participant or attendee please visit the website at www.rose.edu/centralokscienceandengineeringfestival or call 405-733-7450.
Fri, April 20, 2012
by Ben Fenwick