MEDIA ADVISORY: MU hosts STEM Cubs events with new middle school sessions

June 17, 2022
Contact: Uriah Orland, 573-882-6212, uriah.orland@missouri.edu

WHAT:

University of Missouri will host STEM Cubs, a free science, technology, engineering and math education program for grades K-5, and for the first time, Middle Connections for grades 6-8 (middle school).

Hands-on projects for the middle schoolers include constructing models of energy-efficient buildings and experimenting with models to explore how viruses spread. For the younger students, lesson topics and activities include electricity, plant vs. animal cells and bridge engineering.

The program is hosted jointly by the Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, the College of Education & Human Development and the College of Engineering with funding from Veterans United Foundation.  A grant by the National Science Foundation supports the project for the inaugural sessions of STEM Cubs Middle Connection.

WHEN:
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m.

WHERE:
Location: Townsend Hall, Mizzou

Media interested in covering the event should contact Jenn Brown at 501-240-5465.

 

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