The Education and Innovation Center at Mayville State University will host its annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) carnival Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities will take place in the Education Building, located off of Stan Dakken Drive on the northeast corner of the Mayville State University campus. Children and adults of all ages are invited and encouraged to partake in the large variety of STEM activities that are planned. There is no charge to participate.

Those who attend the carnival will have an opportunity to build catapults, make slime, experience green screen photography, make fizzy bath bombs and lip balm, create shrinky dinks, and build insects. These activities will be hosted by Mayville State’s teacher education candidates.

The Mayville State Science Club will be teaching children about the properties of soil. They will plant marigolds. Local high school students will assist children in engineering concepts through the use of Legos and snap circuits. The Society of Women Engineers from the University of North Dakota will host a booth where participants can design and test boats. Faculty from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at UND will host a booth where children can learn about snowflakes and blizzards using 3D-printed ice crystals and artificial snow.

The STEM carnival is being funded through a grant from the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education.