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Mini Maker Faire promotes STEAM courses

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

Kids from all over Texoma took home more knowledge after the Texoma Mini Maker Faire.

One group of girls from Fowler Elementary had the task of making their ping pong ball, survive gravity's pull.

"We have a three-ounce cup and strings that are attached to a plastic bag that we use for our parachute," said 10-year-old Lorelei Mitchell.

There were activities like this and much more at the fair.  

Doctor Marcy Brown Marsden, Dean of the College of Science and Math and Midwestern State University, said the event was created to show kids and parents how much fun it can be to learn about science, technology, engineering, art, and math or "STEAM". 

"Doing something with your hands and being able to experience it is really helpful to be able to engage and learn," said Doctor Marsden.

Fourth-grader, Alice Chang said she has to learn a lot of math and science to achieve her dream.

"I want to be a pediatrician," said Chang.

Doctor Marsden said it's important that all parts of STEAM work together to form something great.

"Science requires creativity and art likes a little bit of the technical side too," said Doctor Marsden.  "It's nice to see the relationship between those two things."

The Mini Maker Faire also had guest speakers talking about the possible careers in the STEAM field and how those courses impacted their lives.

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