Elementary students to participate in STEM competition May 23

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Elementary students to participate in STEM competition May 23

More than 400 fifth and sixth grade students from Fresno and Madera Unified and Agape Schools will put their STEM knowledge to the test when they compete at the 2017 Kids Invent! Innovation Day 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the Save Mart Center at Fresno State. Kids Invent! is a hands-on program of the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fresno State geared around science, engineering and entrepreneurship that allows students to develop their creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. Each elementary school is allowed one team per grade level that consists of four students and a coach. At the event, they will be provided with all the necessary supplies and challenged to build an activity similar to the ones they’ve created in their classrooms.  They will then have one hour to create and test their designs. Each region will have one team winner. There will also be an overall Creativity and Innovation Award, as well as a raffle for all participants throughout the evening. INFO: Laurie Zaninovich at lzaninovich@csufresno.edu or 559.278.3735. MEDIA: Erica Bermudez at ericabermudez@csufresno.edu at 559.278.3726.