UNCW Will Host STEM Expo in Partnership with N.C. Science Festival

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Explore science, technology, engineering and math at the UNCW STEM Expo, 5-8 p.m., April 19, at the Watson College of Education. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the N.C. Science Festival.

The STEM Expo will feature interactive exhibits operated by UNCW students and faculty that focus on a "space" theme. Planned exhibits include:

  • Outer Space - Star Lab portable planetarium with CE-STEM
  • Aero Space - Rocketry, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Inner Space - High-fidelity health care mannequins, School of Nursing
  • Deep Space - Remotely Operated Vehicle missions, MarineQuest
  • Cyber Space - Robotics, Watson College Assisted Technology group, CIS and UNCW's first robotics team, the Wired Wizards
  • Personal Space - Face aging and recognition, UNCW Face Aging Group
  • Public Space - Amusement park physics, UNCW student led activities
  • Open Space - Plastic ocean pollution and environmental-science based art, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Global water pollution, Department of Environmental Studies; Mercury Emissions and Penguins, Department of Biology and Marine Biology
  • Lost Space - Literacy Live from the Rainforest, Randall Library, Watson College and Save the Frogs charity

"It is an honor for UNCW to serve as the anchor of the N.C. Science Festival in the southeastern part of our state," said Sue Kezios, director of youth programs at UNCW. "This is a great opportunity for our campus to interact with the community and to showcase how our faculty, staff and students are engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics."

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