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K-State Today

February 21, 2023

Share your work with the public during the Kansas Science Festival

Submitted by Michi Tobler

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The Kansas Science Festival is on a mission to co-create STEAM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, experiences that spark excitement and curiosity in learners of all ages. The second Kansas Science Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29 in downtown Manhattan. This event provides researchers and community STEAM practitioners from all backgrounds and career stages an opportunity to share their work and passion with the broader public.

We invite members of the K-State community to participate and present their work in the form of a hands-on, family-friendly activity. The goal is to provide the broader community with a glimpse of all the exciting ways STEAM intersects with our daily lives to spark curiosity and excitement in learners of all ages and to have fun!

The inaugural Kansas Science Festival featured more than 80 presenters and was attended by more than 800 community members. This year, the event will be expanded from the sidewalks to the street, and it will also feature the Dopamine Dash, a family-friendly, "Amazing Race"-style fun run around City Park with STEAM-themed challenges.

We welcome the participation of STEAM students and professionals regardless of specialization or career stage. So, whether you are a faculty member that has developed some outreach activities for their broader impacts, a graduate student with an exciting research project or an undergraduate student organization with a passion for STEAM, please sign up to participate and register for a booth by March 19 using the Kansas Science Festival website. Participation is free for all presenters.

If you are excited about this initiative but do not have an activity in mind, you can also help the Kansas Science Festival as a volunteer prior to, during or after the event. Volunteers can sign up online.

If you have any questions, please contact the steering committee at info@scienceks.org.