Free Youth STEM Event to be Held Nov. 5

BURLINGTON – STEM Showcase 3.0, November 5 in Burlington, features a morning of hands-on learning activities for youths, ages 8-14.

Registration is required by November 3 for this free event, which will take place on the University of Vermont (UVM) campus from 10 a.m. to noon.

Each participant may choose two of the six workshops, which will be led by UVM STEM ambassadors. Workshops will focus on various STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) topics.

Options include the Hurricane-Proof House Challenge (environmental and civil engineering); Let’s Make Robots Go (LEGO robotics and coding); Engineering Helping Hands (biomedical building challenge); What is Nanotechnology: Getting Patients the Medicine They Need (biomedical engineering); A Berry Cool DNA Extraction (DNA science); and Discover the Natural World Through a New Lens (using microscopes).

To register, go to go.uvm.edu/stem-showcase. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, please contact Chittenden County 4-H educator Margaret Coan at mcoan@uvm.edu or (802) 651-8343, ext. 505, by Oct. 24.

The STEM Ambassadors program is a collaboration between UVM Extension 4-H and the UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.