Expo Draws 500 for Robots, STEM Games, Ice CreamMar 05, 2023 08:41AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
Under the direction of STEM Teacher on Special Assignment Tanya Sanchez, attendees tried their hand at multiple stations and challenges focused on science, technology, engineering and math, from building earthquake resilient structures to a dome house made entirely of paper rolls.
Participants also took part in a number of STEM challenges including the "Pringles Challenge" (a engineering challenge to create a perfect ring of Pringles without tape or glue).
Meanwhile, the MBEF-funded program Makerspace was busy with kids and adults of all ages building contraptions to float in the wind tunnel.
“It was incredible to welcome so members of our community, especially our youngest to the MBMS STEM Expo," said Hilary Mahan, executive director of MBEF, adding that the "hit of the event" was presenting sponsor Chevron’s robotic dog Spot 2.0. "The intention was to expose young minds to the possibilities in STEM - and that’s exactly what the expo achieved."