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STAR to Present STEMtopia

STEMtopia – A Festival of the Mind Featuring Competitive Robotic Mars Rover Missions, Hovercrafts, Interactive Rollercoasters, Human-Computer Interfaces and More!

The future scientists of America are here in Los Angeles and they’re ready to learn and compete! On Saturday, May 19th from 9am-2pm at STAR Education, located at 10117 Jefferson Blvd., curious young minds are invited to experience the wonder of STAR’s first S.T.E.M.topia. This unique, educational and competitive event celebrates all that is innovative and awesome about interdisciplinary scientific education, including interactive and futuristic demos, hands-on science projects and the first ever STAR Battle of the Brains. Participate in various “S.T.E.M.-Shops”, specialty workshops with hands-on projects like discovering the physics behind rollercoasters, riding a real hovercraft, learning the basics of programming a Robotic Mars Rover and creating sculptures and structures out of Zome construction tools. Experience demonstrations on the forefront of today’s technology from iPad controlled Hovering Helicopters, 3D Printing Machines, learning how to create your own iPad games and more! Registration begins at 8:30am to get your spot in these coveted workshops.

Also witness history in the making at our first ever STAR S.T.E.M. Battle of the Brains as students from our STAR classes from around LA County compete against each other using LEGO© Mindstorm Rovers they’ve spent 12 weeks working in teams designing, building and programming specifically for this event. Each team will be charged with multiple missions maneuvering a model Mars Scenescape to complete tasks such as saving astronauts and finding water on the “planet’s” surface, testing their rovers’ capability to perform skills such as independent path finding, terrain analysis, and directional sensing. Science doesn’t get more exciting than this.

The STAR S.T.E.M. Initiative (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), has introduced thousands of students to cutting edge and innovative programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. S.T.E.M. utilizes specialized, multidisciplinary curricula propelled by problem-solving, discovery, and exploratory learning, which encourages students to actively engage in a situation in order to find its solution. STAR S.T.E.M. programs aim to engage students to solve real world challenges and ignite their interest in college and future careers. S.T.E.M.topia is part of STAR Education’s initiative to support the growing trend in education to stress practical, hands-on, and innovative curricula. STAR is an active member of the S.T.E.M. Education Coalition and is at the forefront of promoting S.T.E.M. programs in California.

STAR Education, is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization committed to helping students reach their full potential by offering affordable extended academic, recreational and enrichment programs; supporting and enhancing school curricula; inspiring student achievement; and expanding the cultural base of young people. For 25 years, STAR has partnered with schools throughout California to involve students in our innovative, quality programs taught by exceptional, highly-trained instructors.

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 9am-2:00pm. Registration at 8:30am.

STAR EDUCATION, 10117 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City, 90232

Questions ? Call Laura Meisel 310.857.9288

Admission is Free, $5 for each specialty S.T.E.M.-SHOP

Registration is limited; $15 Preregistration includes all S.T.E.M.-SHOPs at a discount

stem.starinc.org – Pre-Registration, Images and Information Available Online

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