ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A free event is hoping to help youth become interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Discovery Festival will give children a hands on learning experience to see what STEM fields are really about. They will also have the opportunity to meet STEM professionals and learn more about the educational path needed to work in these fields.
BBBS’s Melanie Kagan and Honeywell’s Dean Stoor joined KRQE’s This Morning team to discuss the event. Watch above.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress showed that New Mexico 4th and 8th graders scored “below basic” in science, which could hurt in an economic matter. Events like the Discovery Festival could help generate more excitement and possibly inspire children to pursue STEM careers.
The event will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center on Friday, November 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for schools and community groups and Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is open to the general public.
For more information, visit their website.