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Rhode Island College, Office of College Communications and Marketing, Media Advisory

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CONTACT: Rebecca Keister, (401) 617-2702, rkeister@ric.edu

Laura Hart, (401) 623-1101, lhart@ric.edu

 

R.I. students show off technology skills at Saturday events

 

WHAT: STEM-based technology competition and expo for R.I. public middle and high school students

 

WHEN: Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m.

 

WHERE: Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence

·       Tech Expo: Alger Hall, Room 110 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

·       TSA Competition: Whipple Hall (8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

 

More than 150 Rhode Island middle and high school students travel to Rhode Island College for a day of STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) competition and learning opportunities. The R.I. Technology Education and Engineering Association will hold its annual Student Technology Association competition, where students vie for the best bridge designs, participate in video design challenges and race student-designed CO2. Meanwhile, the RI STEM Center is hosting a Tech Expo that showcases the best of local student STEM projects—including a solar car—and the latest in STEM manufacturing—with a visiting 3-D printer.

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FOR MEDIA ONLY: R.I. STEM Center Director Carol Giuriceo will be on site at Alger and available to the media. To reach her, media members may call or text her cell at (401) 556-5376. This number is not for publication.