MdBio will be participating in the Western Maryland STEM Festival at Frostburg State University on May 6, 2017 from 10 AM to 2 PM, offering tours of our new Mobile eXploration Lab as well as several hands-on activities throughout the day.
Climb onboard the country’s largest STEM lab for hands-on science and engineering activities for all ages. In the Gumdrop Challenge, engineer the strongest structure using candy and toothpicks, then see how many books it can hold. (Suitable for all ages.) In the Micropipette Challenge, learn how to use a micropipette and practice good laboratory techniques by creating a rainbow of colored liquid. (Suitable for ages 10+ with an adult helper.) The MXLab will be parked just outside the gymnasium.
Frostburg State University will host the annual Western Maryland STEM Festival to reinvigorate the interest of the area’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math, in FSU’s Frampton Hall and Compton Science Center. The event is free and open to K-12 students in public or private schools and their parents.
Students and parents will have the opportunity to learn about various topics, including robotics and forensics, and engage in hands-on, fun science activities such as ping-pong and making bouncy balls and slime.
Event presenters will include professors from FSU and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory, as well as representatives from local businesses.