4th Annual Nevada County STEAM Expo on April 6 at the Fairgrounds

March 26, 2019 – The Nevada County Superintendent of Schools is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Nevada County STEAM Expo 2019 to be held in the Main Street Center and the Northern Mines Buildings at the Nevada County Fairgrounds April 6, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. STEAM Expo 2019 combines science, technology, engineering, art, and math into a stimulating experience that will engage the entire family and other visitors taking part in this important event.

The STEAM Expo promotes 21st Century educational goals and links to local career opportunities and resources. K-12 students, their families, and community members are encouraged to view student projects and investigate plenty of hands-on fun including: robotics demonstrations and on-the-spot team competitions, a virtual reality experience, visual and performing arts, programming a Sphero, making a bike-powered smoothie, and much more.

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NEW THIS YEAR: We are excited to partner with Nevada County Tech Connection, an initiative of the Economic Resource Council, in showcasing several industries in the “Career Exploration Wing” to be hosted at the Northern Mines building. Businesses within our county will highlight employment and internship opportunities for our youth. Local companies include Cranmer Engineering, NID, AJA Video Systems, Telestream, Autometrix, CA Solar Electric Co., Geo-Logic Assoc., Grass Valley Police Department, Nevada City Film Festival, Sierra Soil Biology Assoc., Sierra Streams Institute, SYRCL, and Traitware.

Community and school interactive exhibits include but are not limited to: GVPD, ACME Robotics, Scotten School Robotics Club, Seven Hills School: balloon building, catapults, robotic mazes, woodworking activities and bicycle repair, SAEL Robotics, Sierra Streams Institute, NU Design & Engineering Club, NC Libraries, Curious Forge virtual sandbox, NC Arts Council, AAUW and the always popular Music in the Mountains musical instrument petting zoo. Additionally, a special STEM-inspired Kids Corner will be available for our youngest students to explore and play. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from local vendors and school non-profits. STEAM Expo 2019 promises fun for all ages!

Awards for science and art projects, math challenges, and robotics will take place from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A special thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Telestream, Nevada County Fairgrounds, NID, AJA Video Systems, Economic Resource Council, Nevada County Tech Connection, Traitware, Nevada County Laundry & Linen Supply, KVMR, and Cranmer Engineering.

For more information check us out on our website: http://www.nevcoexpo.org.