BCC Hosts NCSciFest Event

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It was “Full STEAM Ahead” on Friday at Brunswick Community College (BCC), where 100 area 6th graders participated in a North Carolina Science Fest (NCSciFest) event. While on campus, students visited our classrooms and chemistry lab and had a blast learning to launch a rocket, make art with plant pigments, power a boat with soap, and more!

“What an exciting day we had,” said Dr. Kim Jones, Dean of Arts & Sciences at BCC. “There’s nothing we enjoy more than igniting the love and wonder of science in the hearts and minds of students of all ages. We are grateful to organizations like BioNetwork, Brunswick County STEM Council, STEM SENC, BCC, and the Brunswick County School System for supporting these types of hands-on learning experiences. Being part of this year’s NC Science Fest was an absolute pleasure.”

The theme of NCSciFest 2023 is “Full STEAM Ahead,” celebrating the intersection of art and STEM. “We believe that science can be artistic, and art can be scientific,” said Erik MacIntosh, program manager for the NC Science Festival. “This year, we celebrate the arts to drive creativity, collaboration, and innovative problem solving.”

Founded in 2010, the North Carolina Science Festival is the first statewide science festival in the United States. Through a series of community-based events each April (hosted by schools, colleges, libraries, museums, parks, businesses, and other local organizations), the Festival celebrates the economic, educational, and cultural impacts of science in North Carolina. It is an initiative of Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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