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STEAM Extravaganza

2018 STEAM Extravaganza

We’re gearing up for a great STEAM Extravaganza!

Photos by Michael Sullivan of The News-Review and Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub

The 2018 STEAM Extravaganza will be fun for the whole family

The second annual STEAM Extravaganza is scheduled for May 19, 2018, at Umpqua Community College. The event will feature all things STEAM, also known as science, technology, engineering and math, with artful innovation. Last year’s event drew more than 200 people and featured high-flying drones, Wildlife Safari animals, science experiments and much more.

This year’s Extravaganza is expected to be an even bigger hit with the community, with fun family activities and information about local opportunities for kids that can lead to some great career possibilities. We will also have a Solar System Walk, to scale, designed by UCC Associate Professor Paul Morgan, a First Lego League Junior Expo and a Bridge Building contest. Promoting STEAM education and career paths is one of the goals of the event’s organizer, the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub.

And don’t miss STEAM Extravaganza Part II at the Douglas County Fair from Aug. 7 to 11 for more opportunities to learn.
Admission to the STEAM Extravaganza at UCC is free. More details will be coming soon.

Check out last year’s STEAM Extravaganza:

Click here and here to read about the 2017 STEAM Extravaganza in The News-Review

Click here to hear about the 2017 STEAM Extravaganza on KQEN News Radio with Kyle Bailey

Click here to view our 2017 STEAM Extravaganza video

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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