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JCEC hosts STEAM night Nov. 30


Robotics StudentDuring last year’s ‘STEAM Night’ at Southwestern Community College, more than two dozen organizations, agencies and schools offered demonstrations, games and activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math (STEAM).

This year’s event promises more of the same, and Jackson County Early College and the Smoky Mountains STEM Collaborative are inviting anyone interested in presenting or attending to make plans to be on SCC’s Jackson Campus from 5-7 p.m. on Nov. 30.

A limited number of tables are still available for presenters and community partners.

And all ages are welcome to attend the third annual STEAM Night, which is held in the Burrell Building.

“We’re still accepting vendors and agencies who have something STEAM-related that they want to showcase,” said JCEC Science Teacher Kristin Holt, who organizes the event. “We have lots of ‘make-and-take’ science and art opportunities, and we’ll even have Kona Ice selling treats. From our perspective at Jackson County Early College, this event gives our Chemistry Club and National Honor Society members opportunities to serve our community. It also allows our science students to display their ongoing science and art projects.”

Admission to the event is free, and proceeds from concession sales will go to support JCEC’s STEM fund.

Already commited to attend are Western Carolina University’s math program, which will offer math games; Mainspring Conversation Trust; Smoky Mountain High School’s robotics team; WCU’s chemistry program; the College Foundation of North Carolina; WCU’s School of Art and Design; Sea Grant North Carolina; the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, WNC Nature Center and more.

For more information, or to make arrangements for hosting a table or becoming a community partner, contact Holt at or 828.354.0343, ext. 1003.

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