Southside STEAM Expo to be held in Coweta

The Southside STEAM Expo will be held at the Coweta County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 15, 2014. 

Odyssey Charter School and Coweta County 4-H are partnering together to put on this educational, hands-on event that will target youth. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.

In the coming years, the majority of jobs in the fastest growing fields will require STEAM skills. Those with jobs in the STEAM fields will earn an average of 26 percent more than those in non-STEAM fields and they will be less at risk for being unemployed because there will be a demand for employees with these skills. 

Currently, only 30 percent of US high school graduates are ready for college work in science. Only 45 percent are ready for math. Only 6 out of every 100 ninth graders graduate from college with a STEM degree. It’s imperative that we educate our students now in these subject areas so that they will be prepared for the careers of the future.

During the Southside STEAM Expo, students of all ages will be able to visit over 30 exhibit booths that will provide hands-on activities related to STEAM fields. The objective is for the kids to experience how much fun science, technology, engineering, art and math can be. 

The hope is that students will become more engaged and interested in these fields of study and perhaps discover careers that they might not have ever considered before. We want to create an enthusiasm for STEAM so that the kids of today will have a better future.

Those who would like more information on hosting a booth at the Southside STEAM Expo or on sponsorship opportunities can visit www.odysseycharterschool.net and click on “STEAM Expo” or send an email to southsidesteamexpo@gmail.com.



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