Posted: Thursday, February 5, 2015

Explore the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) that shapes our everyday lives! Roper Mountain Science Center will hold STEMFest – For the Love of Engineering - February 14th from 9am to 1pm. Local engineers, scientists and RMSC’s specialists invite you to participate to celebrate STEM with fun-filled hands-on activities for all ages.

This event brings together and is supported by BetaBox, Clemson University Engineering, FIRST Robotics teams of the Upstate, Fluor, GE/ASME, Greenville Drive, Greenville Technical College, I2Pi, iMAGINE Upstate, J. Harley Bonds Career Center, kVA USA, Lockheed Martin, Michelin, Milliken, students from East North Street Academy and Upstate SC STEM Collaborative. These entities create a variety of real-world challenges for you to explore.

A sampling of STEM events throughout the Day for Families:

Investigate concrete and steel and make a unique Valentine’s Day project with Clemson Civil Engineering and local Greenville company kVA

In addition, activities will be ongoing in the Marine Lab, Tropical Rainforest Habitat, Daniel Observatory, and the T.C. Hooper Planetarium.  Walk the 1.5 miles of Nature Trails, enjoy the Cromwell Arboretum, linger in the Butterfly Garden or pause to observe at the wildlife pond.

Admission: $5 for children (ages 5-12); $6 for Teens and Adults (ages 13-59); and $5 for senior citizens (age 60 and over). All events are included in the general admission to the Center. Free for children age 4 and under, RMSC Association members, or School District Employees.

About Roper Mountain Science Center

Roper Mountain Science Center ignites the natural curiosity of all learners to explore and shape their world.  The most impactful entity in the Upstate focused on science and science education, RMSC provides curriculum-based, hands-on learning for elementary and middle school students; offers inspiring “edutainment” for the public with Starry Nights, Second Saturdays and other special events; and produces state-of-the-art training for teachers.  Each year, more than 50,000 students, 6,000 teachers, and 100,000 families and adults visit Roper Mountain Science Center. Click here to visit Roper Mountain Science Center website.

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