Record numbers attend Family STEM Night

Feb 13, 2013
Photo by: Sara Bruestle Emmalee Broadbent, 5, pumps up a balloon for an experiment at Family STEM Night on Feb. 7 at the Future of Flight Foundation Aviation Center.

The Future of Flight Foundation saw record attendance at its Family STEM Night held on Feb. 6 at its Mukilteo aviation center.

More than 1,300 kids and parents attended the exhibit, which featured 30 booths with hands-on activities that related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The STEM booths hosted by local businesses and organizations hosted activities featuring the cutting edge science, technology, engineering, aviation and math being created and used in our backyard.

Popular booths included activities where kids could design their own websites; explore nanotechnology through science experiment kits; make paper helicopters; test how many pennies a foil boat can hold; design and build a dome out of gum drops and toothpicks; and drive robots around using remote controls.

Sponsors Alcoa Foundation, Frontier Communications, KUOW 94.9, Snohomish County, and the Boeing Co. made it possible to offer the exhibit free to the community.

The mission of the non-profit Future of Flight Foundation is to inspire lifelong learning and innovation in science, technology, engineering and math through engaging exhibits and programs.

The Future of Flight Aviation Center is an aviation museum and education center at the northwest corner of Paine Field.

-Sara Bruestle

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