Family Science Night at Springfield Technical Community College will show students, faculty, staff and the general public the many cool and amazing aspects of STEM, according to Mike Davis, who will be on hand to show the awe-inspiring demonstrations.

In an interview, Davis, an “edutainer,” offered a preview of what he has in store. His presentation during Familiy Science Night is scheduled Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Scibelli Hall gym and auditorium.

Mike Davis conducts an experiment

The evening is one of several planned for STEM Week at STCC. STEM is science, technology, engineering and math.

STEM Week is a statewide effort to boost the interest, awareness and ability of all students to see themselves in STEM opportunities.

“Among other things, we’re going to have a science demonstration show,” Davis said. “Things are going to blow up, change color, glow in the dark, fizz – all sorts of great stuff. I will have cool things like liquid nitrogen. There will be hotter things like stunt powder. It’s going to be something that’s going to be visually engaging, really entertaining and a lot of great science that you probably haven’t had a chance to see in person before, certainly not in the last few years.

“If science is something you and your family really enjoy, you’re going to get a great opportunity to get out there and  see some really amazing science live, get your hands on some science and get to experience all of the joy that you experience with knowledge and learning new things and science with other people doing the same exact stuff. So I really look forward to seeing you out there, and it’s going to be a really fun night.”

The following STCC-sponsored events are planned on campus:

  • Oct. 17, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.:  Intro to STEM Festival, outside Putnam Hall (Building 17);
  • Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.:  Egg Drop Build and Competition, parking lot between Deliso Hall and the Student Learning Commons (Buildings 13 and 19);
  • Oct. 19, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.: Doughnuts with the Deans, STEM Center, Putnam Hall (Building 17), Room 425;
  • Oct. 20, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m., STEM Career Day, STEM Center;
  • Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Family Science Night, Scibelli Hall (Building 2) gym and auditorium.