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STEAM Extravaganza

4th Annual STEAM Extravaganza returning to UCC

Event features activities for all ages

The 2020 STEAM Extravaganza at Umpqua Community College is scheduled for May 16 and will once again feature a variety of fun, hands-on activities for the whole family.

The Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub invites the community to explore and play during the FREE EVENT, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., showcasing all hands-on activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, artful innovation and math (STEAM).

A few of the events and activities planned include a Solar System Walk; Junior First LEGO League and Robotics Expo; drone demos and activities; presentations from local experts on STEAM education, innovation & careers; interactive activities for all ages, pre-school to adult; and much more. Food options from local vendors will be available during the event.

Individuals, clubs, businesses or organizations that have a great STEAM project or innovative idea that they would like to share may contact the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub. Volunteers and other supporters are also sought. To present ideas or volunteer, visit

For more information about the event, visit

Read about last year’s event at

Read about the 2018 STEAM Extravaganza in The News-Review at

What is the STEAM Extravaganza?

It’s a gathering to showcase activities and connections Douglas County folks are making in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, with artful innovation tying it all together. It will be a family-fun day for all ages, highlighting efforts and projects of schools, clubs, nonprofit groups, businesses and other organizations. We will provide tours of UCC sites involved in STEAM education, and information on numerous UCC STEAM-related courses that lead directly to dynamic jobs.

We have a STEAM identity in Douglas County, and we're looking to expand it.
Part of the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub’s mission is to build on an existing STEAM foundation that can revitalize our community, educationally as well as economically. “Not everybody realizes that we have a STEAM identity in Douglas County, and we’re looking to expand it,” said STEAM Hub Project champion Grace Goodson. “There is a lot of cool stuff going on; we want to make sure everybody knows it.”

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