TechTerra Education Hosts STEMFest with Boys and Girls Club and East Carolina University – Senator Don Davis and Representative Jean Farmer-Butterfield Attend
TechTerra Education, a STEM education company founded in Durham, NC, along with the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastal Plains and East Carolina University, hosted a first annual STEMFest. The free event took place on August 5, 2017, at the Jack Minges Club in Greenville, North Carolina. Approximately 125 Boys and Girls Club (BGC) kids completed eight different hands-on STEM stations.
Senator Don Davis (D) and Representative Jean Farmer-Butterfield (D) met with TechTerra Education’s CEO, Susan Wells, to take in the event. “It was a privilege to see the interest Senator Davis and Representative Farmer-Butterfield showed in STEM and the kids,” said Wells. “TechTerra Education was very happy to partner with BGC and ECU for this event.”
BGC vice-president, Julie Cary, and Dean Grant Hayes of the ECU College of Education also attended. “TechTerra Education was an outstanding partner and provider of all the STEM activities in which our kids participated,” said BGC’s Cary. “Club kids were highly engaged at each station and for many it was their first time taking part in such a wide variety of STEM activities.”
TechTerra provided the tools, teachers, and stations for a full day of STEM activity. BGC kids tried out coding and computational thinking, digital arts, robotics, and augmented and virtual reality. TechTerra teachers helped them work with 3d modeling, stop motion animation, and drones. The kids made take home Stations of STEM passports as keepsakes. “The day was a huge success,” said Wells, “and we look forward to working with the Boys and Girls Club to bring events like this to more kids here in North Carolina and across the nation.”