The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) and New Tech Institute are hosting the 6th annual STEM Fest later this month, and this year's event features more STEM activities than ever.

What is STEM Fest?

At this point, I'm going to assume that you know that STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - so you can imagine what an event like STEM Fest is all about. In case you can't imagine, I can tell you that STEM Fest will have over 50 FREE STEM activities hosted by area colleges, businesses, organizations, and New Tech students.

EVSC New Tech STEM Fest
EVSC New Tech STEM Fest via Facebook

Visitors are encouraged to bring some canned goods that will be donated to the Tri-State Food Bank, but not before being added to the "Canstruction" area created by New Tech's Principles of Engineering students. Can't wait to see how that turns out!

My WJLT 105.3 logo
Get our free mobile app

And how could I forget - visitors have the chance to drive a friggin' robot!

And for the first time, the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) is involved with this year's STEM Fest, hosting a special room for preschool students on Saturday.

When is STEM Fest?

There are two days of STEM Fest, the first being Friday, February 24th, which will be a field trip day for Evansville middle school students (and homeschoolers). STEM Fest continues on Saturday, February 25th from 9am-1pm, and is open to the public.

New Tech Institute is located at 1901 Lynch Road in Evansville, along with the Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center.

30 Bizarre (and Real) Indiana High School Mascots

According to High, there are 682 high schools in Indiana. 555 of those are public schools, while the remaining 127 are private. A majority of those schools have chosen typical mascots to represent them, like eagles, tigers, lions, jets, patriots, and so on and so forth. But, these 30 schools decided to go, well, a different direction.

10 Fun Facts About School to Make You Think

Our kids are heading back to school. That means loading onto the big yellow bus. But do you know why it's yellow? Keep reading to find the answer to that and other fun facts about school.

More From My WJLT 105.3