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Kern County STEMposium hopes to spark more interest in STEM careers, education

Posted: 4:15 PM, Apr 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-10 15:32:19-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern County is gearing up for its Third Annual STEMposium which brings together thousands of students and local businesses with a goal of sparking interest in science, tech, engineering and math careers.

The event will feature hands-on activities and displays such as an augmented reality sandbox, virtual reality goggles and a 3-D printing station. Local students will also show off their best STEM work from the classroom.

Kern County currently ranks number four in the nation for STEM jobs, thanks to local industries like energy, agriculture, healthcare, logistics, all of which rely on a workforce that’s trained in STEM skills.

The indoor and outdoor event will be held on Wednesday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kern County Fairgrounds.