Harrisburg School District

01/03/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/03/2018 15:19

Harrisburg Family STEM Festival – January 19th

Target Audience: Elementary students in the Harrisburg School Distract, their siblings, and parents/guardians.

When: Friday, January 19th, 2018

Time: 6:30pm to 8pm

Location: Horizon Elementary

Cost: Free


  1. The immediate goal is to foster exploration of STEM topics as a shared experience between students and their family members.
  2. Promote and sustain positive attitudes toward STEM in students and community participants.
  3. Model diversity and engage underrepresented populations in STEM activities to encourage interest in STEM careers.
  4. Develop and advance community partnerships around STEM, including local education agencies, colleges and universities, industry representatives, and non-profit organizations.

Tentative Participating Groups:

  1. Augustana Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
  2. Augustana Education Association
  3. Augustana Society of Physics Students
  4. Augustana Student Members of the American Chemical Society
  5. Kirby Science Center
  6. Outdoor Campus
  7. Sanford Promise
  8. Good Earth State Park
  9. Maker's Space at South Middle School
  10. Butterfly House/ Marine Cove
  11. Meteorologist Liz Whalley (KDLT)
  12. USD Biomedical Grad Students
  13. SDSU Pharmacy Students
  14. Sanford Underground Research Laboratory
  15. Northwest Energy
  16. Robotics @ South Middle School
  17. SDSU Medical Laboratory Science Program
  18. EROS
  19. HOSA
  20. Delta Dental
  21. First Lego League
  22. SD EPSCoR