STREAM Festival is an annual event hosted by the Service Learning & Volunteer Center, although this is the third annual STREAM Festival, it orginally started in 2005 as the Math and Science Fair. After ten years, we decided to change the name to STREAM, because every great scientist must have a passion for Reading and Writing, and we included Arts because science is full of creativity and artistic talent. STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Reading, Englineering, Arts, and Math. We welcome all disciplines to participate, but ask that all projects be flavored with STEM.
The goal is to have at least 75 outdoor booths and at least 5 labs with hands-on STEM focused projects that will promote a passion for learning across the disciplines. Last semester we had 125 booths, 45 courses represented, 7 community partners, 475 student and staff presenters, and 30 volunteers! A few of the courses and clubs that are represented each year are: Math, Architecture and Design, Biology, Anthropology, English, Chemistry, Horticulture, IT Club, Psychology, Oceanography, Nutrition, Music, GSA, BSU, Umoja, Equity, Photography, Arts, Sociology, Child Development, Medical Billing, Associated Student Government, ICC, Math Club, Outreach, and our very own Technical Career Institute.
This event invites the local feeder elementary and middle schools from K-8th grade kids and their families, and the after school programs and non-profit organizations that serve this age group. Last year 2,000 community kids/parents attend the STREAM Festival. Hope you enjoy some of the photos captured by our PIO photographer.