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Drones, Robotics Highlight Hommocks Middle School STEM Fest

Inventor Bob Partington will be a speaker at the Hommocks Middle School STEM-tastic Saturday, May 14.
Inventor Bob Partington will be a speaker at the Hommocks Middle School STEM-tastic Saturday, May 14. Photo Credit: Bob Partington @bobparti on Twitter

LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- From drone demos, to do-it-yourself rockets, the Hommocks Middle School annual STEM-tastic festival Saturday, May 14 will be a learning adventure.

The daylong extravaganza offers hands-on learning in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and art.

Among activities there will be robotics, junk car construction, and tech art. New this year, LittleBits will lead an electronics exploration area and science educator and performer Jeff Boyer will conduct bubble workshops and a bubble show.

Boyer spent a full day at Mamaroneck High School conducting a bubble chemistry learning residency. Those students will assist him as workshop and performance leaders at STEM-tastic Saturday. The activity was funded through grants from Acorda and ArtsWestchester,

The STEM-tastic festival speaker, Bob Partington, is a creative genius and inventor most known for his work as a music video director for the band OK-GO and for his role as host of the History Channel’s ThingamaBob.

He will also be the MC -- Master of Ceremonies and Master Connector -- for this year’s community-based Chain Reaction Challenge.

For this challenge, teams are creating pieces of a large scale Rube Goldberg machine which will then be assembled and run at STEM-tastic Saturday.

Vistors of all ages will enjoy the festival at the school, 30 Hommocks Road, Larchmont, N.Y.

For ticket information, visit www.lmstemalliance.org or email info@lmstemalliance.org .

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