Join the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research and partners (Dan River Year AmeriCorps, Danville Public Library, Danville Science Center, and the YMCA) Friday, May 12, anytime between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. at the Institute for Family STEM Night.
The event is free and open to the public. Families will have many opportunities to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) including hands-on magnetic slime, electric gelatin, Minecraft, and playing video games on the region’s largest hyperwall.
According to the United States Department of Education, not enough youth have access to quality STEM learning opportunities and too few students see these disciplines as springboards for their careers. Critical thinking is essential to future innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our nation and our world, both today and tomorrow.