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Micron Draws Crowds at Science Fest

By Micron Foundation - 2016-05-05

Robots, pulleys and levers attract nearly 4,000 people to Micron booth at USA Science & Engineering Festival

With pulleys and robots, the Micron booth drew thousands of active and engaged visitors April 16 and 17 at the fourth USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo. Drawing more than 365,000 attendees this year, the USA Science & Engineering Festival is the largest science festival in the nation. The event provides an ideal opportunity to help students see the roles science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) play in everyday life and how STEM can be a part of their futures.

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"We interacted with almost 4,000 visitors at our station during extremely busy three days, including an average of 160 kids an hour," said Zuzana Steen, university and academic relations manager. "Children were able to participate in activities designed to help understand simple machines, from driving a robot to pulling on pulleys or testing a lever. Thanks to the support of Micron volunteers and their families, NOVA SySTEMic Solutions and the Micron Foundation were able to connect and hopefully inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and technicians."

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Beyond the hands-on activities, the Micron team had an exhibit table with wafer props, information about engineering, and giveaways of snake puzzles and maze pens. Video clips about Micron, memory chip and SSD making, and the Micron Foundation were also playing in the background.

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Volunteers in Action

Want a taste of the Micron booth at the USA Science & Engineering Festival? Watch a seven-minute time lapse of visitors at the booth!

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The Micron Foundation is focused on developing effective programs that promote science, technology, engineering, and math education; and to participate in activities that address the priorities and concerns of the communities where Micron employees live and work.