Share Fair Nation brings interactive STEM projects for kids to UCF
Share Fair Nation, an event showcasing some of the most advanced classroom teaching methods with a focus on STEM — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — displayed interactive projects to children at the UCF College of Education and Human Performance today from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The STEMophere, where children got to explore science and technological projects, included many organizations such as the Brevard Zoo, Orlando Science Center, Mad Science, the UCF Arboretum and the UCF College of Medicine. The event hosted teacher workshops where hands-on, creative and innovative education methods with technology were explored.
The STEM community at UCF boasts members such as the UCF cyber defense club, a member of the Inventors Hall of Fame and Limbitless Solutions. UCF students have even presented at Otronicon, an annual event held at the Orlando Science Center in which guests have the opportunity to interact with advanced technology, such as military and medical simulators that aren’t usually available for the public. Last year, UCF hosted a STEM Day with the intention of inspiring grade-school children to get more involved in STEM activities.