Southeastern to host STEM Fest for students, parents


Wednesday, August 22, 2018 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 


     HAMMOND – Students and their parents will have the opportunity to feed their minds with hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities and discussions at STEM Fest at Southeastern Louisiana University this Saturday, Aug. 25.
     The free event is scheduled at the Pennington Student Activity Center, located on the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
     Southeastern’s Assistant Director of Math Science Upward Bound high school program Wendy Conarro said STEM Fest offers fun for the whole family and provides hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math through games and experiments with robotics, aeronautics, health, medicine, the environment, and more.
     “Parents will learn about activities for throughout the school year to support their children’s interest and development,” said Conarro
     Registration for STEM Fest is free, and the first 1,000 students registered receive a free string bag. To register, visit Lunch and snacks will be available to purchase from student organizations.
     “In addition, monthly community STEM Cafes will be held throughout Tangipahoa, as well as Livingston, St. Helena, and Washington parishes as follow ups to STEM Fest,” Conarro said. “Organized by the Tangi STEM Coalition, this new event series is designed to excite students about STEM and to support their success in school.”
     Tangi STEM is a coalition of education, industry, community, and business leaders dedicated to expanding quality STEM education opportunities throughout the greater Tangipahoa Parish area, Conarro said. To learn more visit

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