Fernley STEM Festival is Thursday

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Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

The 2017 Fernley STEM Festival will be held Thursday, Feb. 23 from 5-8 p.m. at Fernley High School.

Thursday’s festival is the fourth annual, and features exhibits of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, both produced by Fernley students, and by community or business exhibitors.

Judging for the event was being done Wednesday, and the winners will be presented with ribbons Thursday.

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The STEM Festival is hosted by the Fernley STEM Council, which was founded by Brandolyn Thran and Tammy Roseberry in 2013 to improve Fernley’s school science fairs, with the ultimate goal of building and maintaining a talented local workforce.

Soon the Council expanded its mission by working with teachers, parents and school administrators to improve instruction in STEM related K-12 courses.

More than 800 people attended the February 2016 Fernley STEM Festival held at Fernley High School. The event featured 150 posters, 25 exhibitors and numerous hands-on learning experiences from area professionals with robots, drones, day/night model aircraft flying and building bridges with mini-marshmallows and toothpicks.

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