Astronaut to speak at WWU STEM fair for girls on May 30

Western Washington University Youth Programs is starting a fair to introduce girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The inaugural Girls in Engineering, Math and Science (GEMS) Fair goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 in the Academic West building on Western’s campus.

The fair will feature a presentation by astronaut Wendy Lawrence, a marine life touch tank, a science photo booth, a presentation on robotics, and other demonstrations occurring every 30 minutes. The fair will also feature a silent auction and prize table. Proceeds from the auction will support young women participating in Western Youth Programs this summer, according to a press release from Western.

Due to Western’s children on campus policy, the University is asking families to pre-register for the fair online at this link. Parental supervision is required.

Parking for the fair is free, and available in the gravel parking lots in front of Fairhaven College.

To learn more about the fair, go to or see the event’s Facebook page.

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