STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford Public School District’s third annual Stamford STEMfest (building awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14 (rain date is May 15) at Mill River Park in Stamford.
The free event features STEM-based activities for students and their parents. It is part of Stamford Schools' weeklong STEM recognition taking place May 9-15. Every day during the week, students throughout the district will be expanding their understanding of STEM through lessons and activities in and out of the classroom.
Also, in the evenings there will be additional activities, including Skyping with a Connecticut-born astronaut, showcasing the SPS Odyssey of the Mind teams and a diverse panel to discuss possible STEM careers with students.
“The goals of the Stamford STEMweek and STEMfest are to build awareness about STEM for students and their parents; to demonstrate how much fun these disciplines can be; and to show students how STEM is inherent in many of the things we do every day,” said Carrie Chiappetta, Stamford Public School District’s director for school improvement. “We also want students to get a better understanding of the career and college opportunities there are for STEM-focused education.
“We are grateful to the SPS staff, businesses, organizations and community members who donate their time and talent to make STEMfest a success and we are especially grateful to the GE Foundation, Mill River Collaborative, and Cognizant,” Chiappetta added. “We couldn’t hold this event without the community’s support.”
Click here to learn about STEMfest and to view a list of activities.