SCOPE at Taste of St. Louis
We were recently invited by SCOPE National to come out to a live event they organized and ran at Taste of Saint Louis. SCOPE’s goal is to translate the message of the importance of STEAM to society. They accomplish this goal by curating STEM resources as well as organizing and executing in person events.
At Taste of Saint Louis, there were quite a few organizations participating in a coordinated STEAM outreach effort. They ranged from representatives at large Universities to new startups. The uniting factor was a passion for STEM outreach for both kids and adults. we had the opportunity to speak a few presenters and participants about their experiences at the event and more.
STEAM Outreach Presenters:
Rippl3d: We spoke with Rippl3d’s Bill Macy about his vision for Rippl3d, the importance of science outreach, and how they are serving the world through their program and business by helping kids find their path to STEM.
Griffin 3D: Scott from Griffin 3D spoke with us about his company, some of the his favorite 3D printed objects he has created, as well as how he is using 3D printing as a fantastic way to do STEM outreach activities for kids.
National Weather Service: Jim from the National Weather Service spoke with us about the National Weather Service’s mission of STEM education and outreach in addition to science communication. He also describes the activity they brought to the STEM event which focused on teaching children about water runoff and the importance of conservation.
UMKC: We spoke to Steve Siegel about his lifelong science outreach efforts, what he got interested in science, and what he has in store for future STEAM outreach events!
STEAM Event Participants
We were also fortunate enough to speak to a few young participants during the day to get their views on science! We are pleased to introduce you to 11 year old Libby and 9 year old Nina. It was fantastic to hear how these two were thrilled about what they were seeing today at the event.