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FREE WSU SEEDS: Engineering Events for 4th-8th Grade Students

Inquiring minds want to know. The Wichita State University Science and Engineering Educational Development of Students (SEEDS) is hosting a series of FREE hands-on science events for kids in 4th through 8th grade this Fall. The program is called Switched on Saturdays. It is designed to present science in a fun way and to inspire kids to pursue degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.

The program allows “students to learn science and engineering concepts through activities including LEGO Mindstorms (computer programming), Marble Roller Coasters (physics and engineering design), Snap Circuits (electricity and circuit design), Gumdrop Bridges and Marshmallow Towers (civil engineering design) and Air Rockets and Ready, Set Fly (aerospace engineering design).”

Most of the events are held on the WSU campus in the Experimental Engineering Building.  (click on the link to see map.) All SEEDS events are FREE for the participants. However, pre-enrollment is necessary as space is limited. Enrollment for the various activities will open on a rolling basis to ensure broad participation. Click on this link to find out more about the program and the various enrollments that are currently open.



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