ECOGIG partners with STEMZone

ECOGIG partners with STEMZone
The first annual STEMZone, held on the lawn in front of the Miller Learning Center at UGA. Photo courtesy of The Red & Black newspaper.

November 04, 2017

ECOGIG brought the Ocean Discovery Zone to the first ever STEMZone held on The University of Georgia's main campus in Athens, GA. The event was held in front of the Miller Learning Center, in the shadow of Sanford Stadium. STEMzone is new graduate student led initiative focused on connecting UGA football fans to science. This interactive event allowed graduate students and science groups on campus to share their research and passion for science with a broader group of people. STEMZone included hands-on, all-ages, interactive booths hosted by graduate students from STEM-related (Science Technology Engineering and Math) academic units and organizations.

In total there were 12 booths from groups around campus at the first annual STEMZone, and there was a fantastic visitor turnout. The interactive booths ranged from ECOGIG's Ocean Discovery Zone to butterflies to snakes to strawberries - there was a little bit of science for everyone!

To view photos from the event, visit STEMZone's facebook page

To read coverage of the event, visit the following links:

Athens Banner Herald - UGA event mixed science with football to entertain, inspire

Athens Banner Herald - UGA scientists to display research at Bulldogs game

Red & Black - STEMzone tailgate adds science learning to game day

Flagpole Athens - Game Day STEM Event Exposes Football Fans to UGA Research

WUGA - New Science Outreach Initiative, STEMzone, to Debut During this Weekend's Football Game



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