BU and Martz Technologies partner on high school STEM competition

For Immediate Release: May 31, 2017

BLOOMSBURG—  Focusing on “Improving Pennsylvania through Water: STEM in Action,” Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Regional STEM Education Center will team with Martz Technologies to host the first Bloomsburg Fair STEM Competition in conjunction with the Bloomsburg Fair Association and the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation. The competition is open to participating STEM Magnet high schools.

Each school will be allowed one team of five students. Teams will research, present and design a project this is capable of improving the quality of life for Pennsylvanians by incorporating water. Teams will be provided a $250 stipend to help cover the cost of supplies needed to build their project.

Students will present their project and explain the practical applications of their device to a panel of distinguished judges from industries, academia and government.

Projects from all participating teams will be exhibited in the Technology Building at the Bloomsburg Fair during fair week. A significant cash award will be given to the school with the winning project to support its STEM program.

All schools must pre-register a team by Friday, June 2 to participate in the competition.  To pre-register your team, send an email to the Regional STEM Education Center. Further information will be sent to those participating.

For more information, contact the director of the Bloomsburg University Regional STEM Education Center Kimberly Bolig at kbolig@bloomu.edu or 570-389-4608.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.