Research and Instruction in STEM Education

Science, Science Everywhere

UNCG’s third annual community science festival, “Science, Science, Everywhere”, took place on April 22, 2017.  Young people and their families were exposed to new and interesting scientific ideas and principles and were able to interact directly with experts in many fields.  The University sponsors of the science festival included the UNCG Research and Instruction in STEM Education (RISE) Network, a coalition of educators and researchers involved in STEM, faculty and students from many STEM departments, the School of Education (SOE), the Provost’s office and two NSF funded projects.

“Science, Science Everywhere” includes activities from the SOE’s Student Educator Learning Factory (SELF)  Design Studio.  Specifically they conduct a program called the STEAM (Science – Technology – Engineering – Arts – Math) laboratory serving  pre-service teachers, professional educators and K-12 students.  Its mission is to create a supporting atmosphere that fosters positive and engaging exploration in science and engineering. Through the use of a variety of innovative tools such as 3-D modeling software and printers, circuitry and robotics kits, microcomputers and processors, and arts and craft materials, SELF Makers are supported in their pursuit of growing their ideas into actual working prototypes.  The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), a joint initiative of UNCG and NC A&T State, will participate. JSNN will bring their Nanobus, an interactive and fun learning tool that teaches about Nanoscience.  Last year we had 60 activities. In 2017 we are aiming for over 75 hands-on science activities.

Thank you to everyone for making Science Everywhere 2017 the biggest and best yet!

VOLVO Group of Companies
WFMY News 2 (CBS)
The Reich Family Foundation
LabCorp
Syngenta
The National Science Foundation
North Carolina Science Festival
Transforming Teaching Through Technology
UNCG Research and Instruction in STEM Education (RISE) Network
UNCG SELF Design Studio
School of Education, UNCG
College of Arts and Sciences, UNCG
University Advancement, UNCG
UNCG Enrollment Management
Office of the Provost, UNCG

The Greensboro News and Record captured great video footage of this year’s festival! Follow the link and scroll half way down the page to see “Science, Science Everywhere” in action.

Video link!


Science Festival FAQ

Is there an entrance fee for this event?
No, this event is completely free and open to the public.

How will I know what activities are going on?
There will be several welcome tables where you will be able to pick up a brochure with a list of events as well as a complimentary tote bag.

How do I earn prizes?
Once you pick up your brochure, be sure to get a stamp next to every activity you attend on the list.  Bring your stamped brochure back to the welcome table when you are done to earn prizes!

What age group is this event appropriate for?
All ages!  UNCG Science Day will have a variety of activities appropriate for all age groups.

What if it rains?
This UNCG Science Festival  will take place rain or shine!  In case of rain, the welcome tables will be moved to the Sullivan Lobby, the atrium of the Coleman Building, and the School of Education Lobby.

Parking?
Two parking decks will be open and free for this event: McIver (on McIver St.) and Oakland Ave Parking deck (just off of Spring Garden Street). There will also be parking lots available, particularly C lots 7, 8 and 9.
http://library.uncg.edu/map/

Will there be food at this event?
The UNCG Dining Hall will be open and is an all you can eat facility. The pricing is as follows: Adults (13 years and above) – $7.50, Children (5-12yrs) – $5.00 and Children 4 and under are free. The food court in Elliott University Center will also be open and includes Subway, Chick-fil-A, Ghassan’s and Papa Johns.

Will there be shuttles?
Yes! There will be shuttles every 15 minutes.

For more information please visit:
http://rise.uncg.edu/
http://www.ncsciencefestival.org/

More questions? Please contact rtbranso@uncg.edu for more information.

Thanks!