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Northeast High School Hosts STEAM Ideas Festival

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
WHO:              Northeast High School Community
WHAT:            Northeast High School STEAM Ideas Festival
WHEN:            Thursday, November 14, 2013
                        5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Walk-around Event (Cafeteria and Auditorium)
                        6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Lectures and Show (Auditorium)
WHERE:           Northeast High School
                        700 NE 56th Street, Oakland Park
WHY:               Northeast High School will host its second annual STEAM Ideas Festival on Thursday, November 14, 2013. The community event combines science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities with the arts (STEAM). The event is designed to promote science, math and art; bring intellectual inspiration to the community; and highlight the importance of the arts in the creativity and innovation needed for STEM and STEAM careers. The event includes guest lectures and presentations, screening of the documentary film – It’s Your Ocean: Sharks, art exhibits, interactive recycled art, take home science experiments, laser light music show and food for purchase.
The festival, primarily organized by students, is part of a larger effort to encourage the study of science and technology to solve world problems. The event perpetuates the culture of science and invention that took Northeast High students to the White House Science Fair last year, where they garnered worldwide media attention when President Obama tried out their bicycle-powered emergency water-sanitation station invention.
Last year’s STEAM Ideas Festival attracted nearly 650 attendees and raised over $5,000 for organizations such as Potential Energy (Stoves for Darfur), Lighthouse for the Blind, Kiwanis backpack program, and science and arts programs at elementary and middle schools.
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