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U46 to host STEM Expo Kick-Off events

Updated: February 17, 2014 6:40AM

ELGIN — School District U46 will host its fifth annual STEM Expo Kick-Off events this month to get students from kindergarten to high school excited about creating innovative projects for the district’s popular STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Expo.

Students will engage in cutting-edge technologies and robots; experiment with next-generation science, examine fossils and check out live chemistry and physics demonstrations; and explore the various area of STEM so they can start planning their project.

Sessions will be held from 6 to 8:15 p.m. at:

Jan. 23 at Gail Borden Library Main Branch, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin.

Jan. 28 at Poplar Creek Library, 1405 S. Park Ave., Streamwood.

Jan. 29 at Gail Borden Library Rakow Branch, 2751 W. Bowes Road, Elgin.

Jan. 30, at Bartlett Public Library, 800 S. Bartlett Road.

Among those displaying exhibits, hosting hands-on activities, and providing information and take-a-away items are Discovery Education, Ward’s Science, Fischer Scientific, Northern Illinois University Office of STEM Outreach, Elgin Technology Center’s Got Robot team, Boy and Girl Scouts and U46 robotics teams, after-school STEM clubs, and Illinois Science Olympiad students.

For more information: Marc Hans or Heather Rocen at 847-888-5000, ext. 5313, or

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