Southwestern hosts “STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Saturday” for teens, Oct. 25

SWOCC release – COOS BAY, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College invites 7th to 12th grade students to join us for “STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Saturday” on Nov. 18, 2023. This science-immersion event will be from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the College’s new health and science building, Umpqua Hall, on the Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Students will engage with professors in hands-on activities in Physics & Engineering, Chemistry, Geology/Paleontology, Art, Anthropology/Sociology, and more. This includes working alongside the college’s SPEAR Student Researchers, who are involved in space and atmospheric projects. There also will be an opportunity to experience a show in the new Discovery Dome Planetarium. This digital theater space immerses students in a show that takes them on an adventure to the moon and to learn about gravity throughout the universe. Students will take home with them a tye-dyed lab coat created during their time in chemistry, and a hand painted piece of pottery from art class. STEAM education projects help students visualize career pathways in science, technology, engineering and math. The “A” adds in the arts, such as humanities, dance, drama, visual arts and design. When people learn in all these areas together, they gain soft skills that can help grow ability in out-of-the-box thinking and collaboration. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Registration is required. ( There is a $25 registration fee paid at In the description section on the form, please put “STEAM Saturday Event Registration”. Spots are limited to 25. Scholarships are available. For more information on this event, registration, and scholarships contact Krystal Hopper Meyers, STEAM Pathways Assistant, at 541-888-7416, or

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