Stanly Community College (SCC) will present Full STEAM Ahead on April 13, 5 – 7 pm, in the Patterson Building labs, located at 141 College Drive on the Albemarle campus.

Designed for students in elementary and middle school, Full STEAM Ahead will feature fun and engaging activities that demonstrate how aspects of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) are connected to everyone’s daily life. Attendees have hands-on opportunities including soap-powered boats, life in a beaker experiments, plant pigment art, fizzy rockets, digital dissection table and more. The event is free to the public and a great spring break activity.

“We are very excited to participate in this year’s North Carolina Science Festival and share some fun STEAM activities with kids from our community,” says Michael Lowder, Program Chair of SCC’s Department of Life and Physical Sciences.

As an official 2023 North Carolina Science Festival event, this activity is among hundreds of community-based events that are highlighting STEAM activities for the citizens of North Carolina.

The North Carolina Science Festival is presented by the Biogen Foundation and produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

For more information about SCC’s Full STEAM Ahead event, contact Michael Lowder at