Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair – STEM Party 2017

This past weekend was the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair 2017 at Dallas Fair Park and the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education got involved!

While judging was going on, the Caruth Institute hosted a STEM party for parents and students!

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The STEM party started off with a guest speaker talking to parents about the college search and college admissions processes. Parents loved all the great information!

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After that, the students participated in a CSI Fingerprint Activity. The students stamped their fingerprints onto a balloon and were given a card to compare their fingerprints to. Through this, they were able to see what kind of fingerprint they had! Everyone had a ton of fun with this activity!

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After the CSI Fingerprint Activity, the students participated in the Marshmallow Challenge. The students were tasked with building the tallest structure out of marshmallows and spaghetti noodles. Students were in teams and got to race to build the tallest structure, and it was very intense and very cool! The students were very creative and the structures they came up with were awesome!

There was even a visit from the TECH Truck from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science! Students got to learn to tinker, engineer, create, and hack!

While we were there, we got to see some very cool projects! One of those projects was done by a familiar face – one of our students from summer camp from this past summer was there presenting her project!

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The Caruth Institute loved getting involved in the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair this year and can’t wait to run the show next year! For a list of winners of the fair and more information about the fair itself, click here!

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