Sioux Center, Iowa — The last time it was held in person, it was called STEM Fest, with “STEM” standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It was held only virtually in 2021 due to COVID, but now it’s back, with an addition.
Beth Bunkers with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tells us they’ve added “art” to the mix, turning “STEM” into “STEAM.” But she also notes — especially in our rural state, the “A” could also stand for “agriculture.” So the 2022 STEAM Fest will be held at Dordt University in Sioux Center on February 12th for students in the fourth through the eighth grades. She tells us about it.https://kiwaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/Bunkers20220127a.mp3 
Bunkers says there are several different sessions that make up the different parts of the color tracks.https://kiwaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/Bunkers20220127b.mp3 
She gives us some other examples.https://kiwaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/Bunkers20220127c.mp3 
She tells us that about ten people are allowed per color track. Bunkers says that obviously not everyone will get to do every session, but everyone will learn and should have a great time.
Click here for more information and to register your child.  She says they’d love to have your child in their 4-H program, but they don’t have to be in 4-H to participate in STEAM Fest.