The hands-on approach at the Penn State Behrend STEAM fair engages younger students, who may be new to STEAM concepts. "You can see the light go on in their eyes," said Jacob O'Sullivan, a volunteer at the event.
Penn State Behrend's STEAM fair offers a hands-on introduction to work in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. "The goal is to grow the next generation's interest in STEAM careers," said Melanie Ford, director of Youth Education Outreach at Penn State Behrend.
Nearly 80 companies, clubs and community organizations offered hand-on demonstrations at Penn State Behrend's annual STEAM fair. "It's a chance for them to explore and learn," said Kathy Woodard, of WQLN.
The School of Science at Penn State Behrend will celebrate the life and work of Charles Darwin, whose theory of evolution through natural selection became the foundation of modern biological science, with a free program on Wednesday, Feb. 12.