STEM Center for Teaching and Learning Hosts STEAM Nights

Published: November 04, 2021 | Category: Special Events

STEM Center for Teaching and Learning hosts STEAM Nights at local schoolsSouthern Utah University’s STEM Center for Teaching and Learning is back for another series of STEAM Nights with plans to visit 11 elementary schools in southern Utah, from Iron Springs Elementary in Cedar City to Belknap Elementary in Beaver, Utah.

Replacing the annual STEAMfest hosted by the SUU STEM Center, STEAM Nights are presented in collaboration with the Iron County School District and with COVID-19 safety guidelines in mind. The STEAM Nights provide students and families with the opportunity to get the same experience as the STEAMfest, but right in their school and with many of their peers.

Each STEAM Night consists of 20-24 stations with various activities from the STEM Center’s Resource Library and participating SUU clubs and departments, including Animal Ambassadors, Astronomy Club, and Geology Club as well as several stations provided by Southwest Tech.

“Despite COVID restrictions, our STEM Center team has made STEAM Nights fun and innovative with new technology and learning activities that get students excited and thinking about how they can apply these topics in the real world,” said Ally Haycock, event coordinator for the STEM Center. “From building flashlights and learning about light pollution to taking a look inside our mobile planetarium, the sky is the limit for what these students and their families are able to learn in the few hours they are there.”

The SUU STEM Center for Teaching and Learning is dedicated to students, teachers, schools, and families, working to increase opportunities to learn about different aspects of science, technology, engineering, art, and math that are all around us. For more information on how to bring STEM to your local community, contact the STEM Center at (435) 586-7812 or stem@suu.edu.


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