From Illinois Business Journal news services
EDWARDSVILLE – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Research, Education and Outreach is inviting the public to its Resource Center open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in room 1304 of the Vadalabene Center on campus.
The STEM Resource Center offers materials and written resources to educators and families in the area, free of charge.
“Science and math topics are greatly improved with tools and demonstrations that can be prohibitively expensive or technical for everyone to have access,” Resource Center Manager Colin Wilson said. “Through grants, donations and outreach programming, we are able to make exemplary education available to everyone.”
“Our homeschool group has found the Resource Center’s science labs invaluable to offering our middle and high school students a complete science lab experience,” said Nekcoe Yungling, with Metro East Catholic Homeschool Educators. “We have found the labs to be professional, educational and tailor-made for our group’s diverse needs.”
Wilson emphasizes that the open house will be both educational and entertaining.
“People will have the chance to interact with our items and see some fun demonstrations,” he explained. “Along with the demonstrations, attendees can expect to see new materials on display and participate in our raffle drawings.”
The Resource Center is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information call (618) 650-3065.