K-12 students invited to attend free Science and Technology Expo at the College of Southern Nevada

Posted at 1:20 PM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 16:20:25-04

An estimated 1,000 students from the Clark County School District are expected to attend the 15th annual Science & Technology Expo at the College of Southern Nevada on April 27.

The event hosts exhibits and demonstrations designed to get K-12 students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. Various schools across the valley will bus students to the free event. The general public is also invited to attend.

Activities include an aviation simulator demo, a chemistry magic show, apprenticeship exhibits, planetarium shows, creepy crawlies, and more. The expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at CSN's North Las Vegas campus at 3200 East Cheyenne Avenue.

“Encouraging students of all ages to become excited about a STEM-based education is what we’re all about,” said Dr. Michael Spangler, dean of CSN’s School of Advanced & Applied Technologies. “Career opportunities in science and technology fields are growing, the wages are high, and they’re vital to our state and nation’s economic futures.”

The expo is part of the community-wide Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival, which takes place at various locations throughout the valley from April 28 through May 5. More information about the festival is available here.