This weekend marks the end of STEAM Week with the Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest here in Longmont. A custom die cut sticker will be at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, where hundreds of attendees will take in exhibits and participate in building, doing and making. There will also be a combat robot competition, and let's be serious who doesn't want to watch a bunch of robots battle?
STEAM is a movement championed by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and widely adopted by institutions, corporations and individuals. The objectives of the STEAM movement are to place Art + Design at the center of STEM. This event will help turn learning into a fun, interactive experience. If you head over to stemtosteam.org, you'll see their mission.
Thanks to the Maker Bolder team, this event has the mission of connecting Makers, Entrepreneurs and Educators into a larger Colorado community. There will be hands-on learning, gears grinding, hackers iterating and tinkerers talking.
Their design features five colored hexagons, each representing an element of the STEAM acronym. STEAM as an acronym is a modification of STEM, with the addition Art and the modification of M for Making and Engineering for Entrepreneurship. Then you see the STEAM FEST branding in small type in the top of sticker. It's bright, it's creative, it's all things STEAM, and the custom die cut really helps the shapes pop off of any background.
The sticker helps highlight each area of interest in STEAM. Taking a look at the sticker, you'll see that on the red hexagon there's an atomic icon for Science, on the blue hexagon there's a spaceship for Technology, on the green shape there's a light bulb to represent Entrepreneurship, on the yellow Arts shape is a painter's palette baord and lastly on the purple hexagon is a gear to highlight the role of Making in the STEAM movement.
While STEM is very popular nationwide, STEAM efforts really try to enhance the offerings to include all types of learners, and STEAM Fest is an attempt to fill visitors with awe and give them a chance to tinker, hack, build, fly, drive, and dabble
These are all lofty goals and an important mission in today's world. But let's have some fun learning! Tickets are on sale the MakerBolder.com website and at the door this weekend on site.