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12 April 2022

NVCC To Host 2nd Annual STEM Festival at Waterbury Campus

This April 30th STEM educational event is free and open to the public.

NVCC To Host 2nd Annual STEM Festival at Waterbury Campus

Naugatuck Valley Community College invites STEM enthusiasts of all ages to its 2nd Annual STEM Festival on Saturday, April 30 from 1 – 4 pm at their Waterbury Campus located at 750 Chase Parkway. The festival, organized by the college’s NViSION scholar program and NVCC STEM Club, will feature live STEM demonstrations by students and faculty, family-friendly STEM activities, music, food, a reptile experience, a bounce obstacle course, tours of the campus grounds, exploration of various species of plants on campus, and lots more fun! 

Planned demonstrations and hands-on activities include how to make elephant toothpaste, slime, holograms, lava lamps, bottle rockets, and hovercrafts.  "Instructions will be provided for attendees to replicate many of the activities at home," explained Marian Zerbi, Professor of Mathematics and NViSION Scholar Program Co-Director. The NVCC Quadcopter Team, sponsored by the NASA Space Grant, will also be showcasing their final project. 

“We are excited to welcome the community to this fun-filled event to showcase the many ways STEM touches our lives. The hands-on activities are sure to delight all ages and individuals can participate in any or all the day’s events,” says Rebecca Binney, NVCC Biology professor and NViSION Scholar Program Co-Director. 

More information can be found on the NViSION website nv.edu/nvision or follow us on Instagram. 

The STEM Festival is sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NViSION #188374) and NVCC’s STEM Club. 

Event At-a-Glance:  

What: 2nd Annual STEM Festival 
When: Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 1- 4 pm  
Where: Naugatuck Valley Community College, Fine Arts Plaza & Atrium 
Directions: 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, West Entrance,
Parking: Kinney Hall (Lot C), ASL and Ekstrom Hall parking garagesCost: Free and open to the public 
For more information: Visit: www.nv.edu/nvision  Questions? Email: nvision@nv.edu

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