College of Engineering at N.C. A&T Hosts Second Annual N.C. Science Festival Event

College of Engineering at N.C. A&T Hosts Second Annual N.C. Science Festival Event

The College of Engineering (COE) at North Carolina A&T State University will host an all-day “Maker Faire,” 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, for students 12 – 18 years old.

Middle and high school students, and staff will be engaged in hands-on activities and project-based learning in key science and engineering areas designed to educate them about the integration of engineering and science. Attendees will be exposed to 3-D printers, robots, solar energy applications, ground water research and more.

The expo-style event will be facilitated by N.C. A&T engineering researchers and professionals and will offer students and teachers different sessions to experience the synthesis and range of science and engineering.

The Maker Faire is a part of the North Carolina Science Festival which purposes to offer a high quality science experience to every North Carolinian during the 2-week festival that began on April 8 and concludes on April 24. The festival highlights the educational, cultural and financial impact of science in North Carolina and encourages children to pursue science-related careers and businesses to invest in the state.

The 2016 festival is presented by the Biogen Foundation and produced by the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The “Maker Faire” will take place at the N.C. A&T University Alumni-Foundation Events Center located at 200 North Benbow Road in Greensboro. Area teachers, middle school and high school students are welcome to attend. For more information and to sign-up, contact Dr. Marcia F. Williams at marcia@ncat.edu, or Ashley Carter at aecarter@ncat.edu.

To find out more about the North Carolina Science Festival and any upcoming events, visit ncsciencefestival.org.