Roadrunner Science Day Will Introduce Science and Technology to Young Learners

Later this month, the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering (NSME) at CSU Bakersfield is offering a Roadrunner Science Day that is aimed at serving kindergarten through sixth-grade students and their families. The interactive program is sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), following the very successful “Science of the Dust Bowl Open House,” presented by PG&E in Spring 2014. 

The event will be a celebration of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), with each activity and booth designed and staffed by student groups under the supervision of a CSUB faculty or staff member. The goal is to build on the success and momentum created last year by establishing an annual event that introduces young students and their families to CSU Bakersfield and the exciting world of STEM.

"PG&E is proud to support innovative educational programs that teach local students about science and technology. Roadrunner Science Day provides a platform to inspire the next generation of innovators and leaders in our community,” said Denise Newton, PG&E’s Kern division senior manager.

Last year, student clubs organized hands-on, interactive presentations and STEM-related activities that centered on themes of the Dust Bowl Era with relevance to the nursing, biology, chemistry, math, engineering, physics and geology departments. This year, most of the same disciplines will be represented but the focus will not be specific to the Dust Bowl Era. This year’s Roadrunner Science Day will highlight the importance of STEM in everyday life and the fun students can have studying in STEM fields. Among the events taking place are the Fab Lab Hackathon, a spinbot build (for the first 100 participants) and a chemistry circus.

This year’s event is also part of the larger, campus-wide Celebrate CSUB!, which showcases all that CSUB has to offer. This event welcomes families of incoming students, as well as the community at large, to learn more about CSUB and the programs offered. Celebrate CSUB! will feature family friendly events such as a 5K Fun Run, Spring Carnival, Extra Life Gaming Mini-thon, Chemistry Circus and more.

Roadrunner Science Day is proudly sponsored by PG&E and will take place on Saturday, April 25th at 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the CSUB Science Building Patio. Free parking will be hosted in Lot M and Lot K2.

For more information call (661) 654-2175 or visit www.csub.edu/celebrate

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