Welcome to the 3rd Annual STEM Fest!
Meet Our Partners
The EQT Foundation was established by EQT Corporation, the nation’s largest natural gas producer, and is committed to the social and economic vitality of our operating regions. The EQT Foundation believes in meaningful engagement with the communities it calls home and takes great pride in the role as both a responsible and responsive corporate citizen. The EQT Foundation has developed strong partnerships with a variety of nonprofit organizations to enrich the viability of our communities, sustain the principles of continuous learning, and focus on environmental protection efforts. Learn more at: www.eqt.com/community/eqt-foundation
IGNITE Business Incubator and Co-Working Space
IGNITE is a co-working space and business incubator, owned and operated by Washington and Jefferson College. IGNITE offers free consultative support and programming for small businesses and entrepreneurs, office space for anyone looking for a space to manage their business or to work remotely, maker space for businesses requiring space to create their product and meeting space for teams to regroup and reconnect with one another and their clients. Learn more about how IGNITE can support you, your ideas, your business and your community!
IGNITE will have information about programming and memberships along with an activity for kids to share what they would sell if they were a business. Markers, Crayons and Colored Pencils will be available for drawing!
Washington & Jefferson College
Biology Department, Washington & Jefferson College
Students majoring in Biology and faculty in the Biology Department at W&J “Give Back” in the form of biology related community engagement activities. At the Southwest PA STEMFEST, several W&J Biology students are helping with logistics. In addition, Biology Professor James March and several Biology Students will be hosting the Connect 2 Nature through Photography booth. They will be joined by their frequent collaborators from Trinity Middle School, 7th grade science teacher Sharon Spadaro and students. Stop by their booth or visit the on-line activities to practice your ability to slow down, look around, and see the diverse world all around you.
Physics Department, Washington & Jefferson College
The Physics Department at W&J will have demos on liquid nitrogen, special glasses showing rainbows all around, and making giant bubbles! There’ll be loads of physics phun!
Chemistry Department, Washington & Jefferson College
Marbled Paper – Colors, Chaos, & Chemistry! - Marbled paper is an easy do-it-yourself activity involving art and chemistry. Drip drops of paint onto water thickened with seaweed extract. The paint floats and spreads on the denser water, allowing you to create swirls and whirls of rainbows. You can comb the colors into one-of-a-kind patterns. Transfer your beautiful design to paper and voila! You now have decor for your room, art for your fridge, or a gift for your family
Design Lives Here
Design Lives Here is a semester-long engineering initiative that equips teachers and students to participate in engineering activities within their school or afterschool program. Professional engineers serve as mentors to students throughout the year. Schools who participate are diverse – public, parochial and private – and have the option of making this part of their school day or an extended program. Each spring, all the participants come together for a day of engineering challenges, grouped in new teams to compete for prizes. Design Lives Here activities are inspired by the popular PBS KIDS program and website, Design Squad Nation.
The Education Partnership
Think of The Education Partnership as the go-to resource for school supplies. We support the most in-need schools in Allegheny and 6 surrounding counties with simple, proven programs. This year, we will distribute $5+ million in critical school supplies.
Teacher Resource Center
Provides classroom supplies to teachers and their students year-round.
Connects organizations and businesses with local schools to donate and distribute individualized school supplies to students.
STEAM Lending Library
Lends high-tech STEAM classroom kits for all ages — from PreK through high school
The Titanium Titans High School Robotics Team (Canonsburg) is excited to be attending STEM Fest 2021 where we will be demonstrating our competitive 120-pound robot! Visitors will also have the opportunity to take a turn driving one of our robots. At our booth, we will have a few activities for attendees to participate in: We will have Lego EV3 and Lego Wedo kits that attendees can build and code. Come check out our fun coding challenge using one of our summer camp games, “Traffic Jam”. Lastly, we will have our laser pencil engraver built by the Titanium Titans! Everyone is welcome to input custom messages that we will engrave on pencils at our booth and take home a cool keepsake
Drone Addiction, LLC is a Pittsburgh-based company founded in 2016 by Tom Murrin. Tom, a certified Part 107 pilot, sees opportunity for UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) technology that spans the commercial, recreational and educational segments of society with an understanding of the importance and effect that government oversight and regulation will play in all facets of each segment.
Tom’s attitude towards educating young students about drones is one that stresses the importance of safety and following the rules of flying while presenting UAV technology in an engaging and enjoyable manner for students.
Range Resources Corporation is a leading U.S. independent natural gas and NGL producer with operations focused on stacked-pay projects in the Appalachian Basin. The Company pursues an organic development strategy targeting high return, low-cost projects within its large inventory of low risk drilling opportunities.
As a leading natural gas producer and the pioneer of the Marcellus Shale, we are proud of our long legacy of delivering energy solutions and value to our partners and shareholders.
Range has received many accolades including being named Best Place to Work by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce in consecutive years. Range was voted the “Best Place To Work In Washington County” during the Observer-Reporter Newspaper’s Best of the Best contest for 2017 and 2018. This is a testament to the company’s commitment to employees and the culture at Range Resources.