DMACC Ankeny Campus Hosts STEM Festival

Posted 10/9/2017

​​Des Moines Area Community College's (DMACC's) Ankeny Campus will host its fourth annual STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) Festival on Monday, October 23. The event is free, family-friendly, open to the public and will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the FFA Enrichment Center. Registration is appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome. The event is for third through eighth graders and their families.

There will be nearly 40 booths featuring interactive learning activities, hands-on demonstrations and make-and-takes. Presenters come from local business and industry, high schools and colleges, student and professional groups, and non-profit entities.

“Participants will be able to see how STEM is involved in so many career pathways," said DMACC's Intermediary Coordinator Amy Steenhoek. “It will be an evening designed for students to explore, create, make and learn about exciting opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math."

​Partnering with the South Central STEM Hub and the Governor's STEM Initiative, the festival is an effort to introduce Iowans to educational and career opportunities offered in STEM. To sign up as a presenter, volunteer or attendee, please visit the South Central STEM Hub's website at

For more information, contact: Amy Steenhoek (515) 965-7117 or

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