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ASU Museum Welcome Participants in TinkerFest, June 9


JONESBORO – Arkansas State University Museum is once again hosting TinkerFest Saturday, June 9.  The public is invited to learn more and participate during the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. event at the museum, which is adjacent to the Dean B. Ellis Library.  Admission is free.

"This event serves as a fun, excellent opportunity for A-State and New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine representatives to help introduce regional youth to A-State as a future choice for higher education in STEAM careers," according to Jill Kary, curator of education.  Most of the tinkering experiences will be led by A-State and NYIT faculty, staff and students.  The STEAM acronym refers to programs in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

"Imagine what fun it will be to engage in a giant Frankenstein 'Operation Game' led by Dr. Andy Grass of NYIT, or to be given a real engineering challenge by A-State engineering majors Nazmul Hassan and Kazi Tamzidul Islam," she added.

In the midst of a festival atmosphere, TinkerFest visitors will take things apart, paint with spices, shoot paper rockets into the air, and guide the path of a pretend Mars rover.  More than 1,000 people attended TinkerFest in 2017.

TinkerFest is sponsored in part by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and in part by a grant from the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation.

For more details, one may contact Kary at jkary@AState.edu or (870) 972-2074.

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Girl at TinkerFest 2017
At TinkerFest 2017, this girl learned to make a water glass “sing.”