Morgantown Barnes & Noble hosts free STEM event

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With school out for the summer, organizations are still finding ways to help prepare children for future careers. 

The Barnes and Noble in Morgantown hosted its yearly science, technology, engineering and mathematics event, which is also known as STEM. 

This event was free and open to the public for all families looking to help their children learn while participating in hands-on activities. 

Head of the MARS program, Earl Scime, said all activities were set up by different educational organizations such as MARS, which is the Mountaineer Air Robotics organization. 

“Pretty much all the data we have shows that if you don’t get kids thinking about careers where they’re doing science, technology, engineering and mathematics at a young age, they stop seeing that as a potential career path and so this is really a way to try and get them engaged and get them to think about those sorts of opportunities as they get older,” said Scime.

This event also included a book signing by Emily Calandrelli who is the author of the children’s book series Ada Lace, a series all related to STEM.

For more information on the next STEM event visit the West Virginia University STEM website

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