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FSU, Allegany County Public Schools and Appalachian Lab Hosting USA Science and Engineering Festival Satellite Event
09/16/2010

Frostburg State University will be the site of a satellite event of the national USA Science and Engineering Festival on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. The satellite event will be held on the Upper Quad of the Frostburg campus, and demonstrations will take place at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg. A shuttle will be available to transport individuals between the two sites.

The event is open to K-12 students in public or private schools and their parents. There will be numerous hands-on activities, including wildlife forensics, origami and math, build a bat, geocaching and a critter corner. Students can also participate in the challenge events of egg drop, paper airplane design, catapult and forensic mystery. The Allegany County event is sponsored by FSU, Allegany County Public Schools and UMCES Appalachian Lab.

The Inaugural USA Science and Engineering Festival is hosted by Lockheed Martin, and promises to be the ultimate multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-disciplinary celebration of science in the United States. The goal of the festival is to reinvigorate the interest of the nation’s youth, future scientists and engineers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The first national science festival will result in an expo in the nation’s capital that will give over 500 science and engineering organizations the opportunity to present themselves with hands-on, fun science activities.

Displays by high school student clubs and organizations are welcomed. For more information, contact Karen Bundy at karen.bundy@acps.k12.md.us, Dr. Kristen Lennon at kalennon@frostburg.edu or 301-687-4697, or Dr. Eric Moore at ejmoore@frostburg.edu or 301-687-4500.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu