What is STE(A)M:uL8?
STE(A)M:uL8! is a first of its kind, action-packed Spring STE(A)M festival in the greater Chattahoochee Valley, Columbus, Georgia and Phenix City, Alabama areas.
STE(A)M:uL8! 2016 is Friday and Saturday, March 11th and 12th at the Columbus, Georgia, South Commons (Civic Center and Ice Rink).
STE(A)M is the infusion of Art and Music to the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. You might say it is the embodiment of the Electric River City Life ethos, anchored by the major informal STEM learning competitions and expositions that are found in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competitions and the Let’s Grow STE(A)M! Pre-K through 12 academic expo.
From good food to great music, DIY robot carnage, local inventors and innovators, STE(A)M:uL8! has something to intrigue all ages. We’re hosting four (4) mega events for a super Spring STE(A)M Festival:
- FIRST Robotics and other Robot / Drone Demonstrations and Competitions,
- Let’s Grow STE(A)M! Academic Fair and Expo,
- Mini-MakerFaire and 21st Century Manufacturing Technology Showcase,
- Local Musicians, DJs/VJs and Performing Artists.
This includes a Robotics Rodeo, FIRST Robotics Competition, International RoboGames, Sumobots, Drone Racing and First Person Viewer (FPV) Fight Club. Add to that lots of local makers, creative artists, musicians, DJs, lights and sound, our inaugural STE(A)M:uL8! is sure to be fun for all ages.
Robots, Arts & Music? In one place, really? Isn’t that kinda dangerous? YES! Cosplayers, geeks, gamers, musicians, dancers, muses, enginerds and makers of all kinds will be on display, doing their thing… because at STE(A)M:uL8! #ItsOK2Bweird because #ImWeird2!
Our area has hundreds of amazing medium and performing artists, crafters, makers and technologists. We also have dozens of fantastic venues, clubs and galleries. Why not combine that? We hope STE(A)M:uL8! grows into an entire creative class exposition celebrating ingenuity, creativity, individuality and entrepreneurialism.
GA FIRST Robotics, ColumbusMakesIT!, ValleyFIRST and Let’s Grow STE(A)M! have joined forces to continue their missions of engaging people in science and technology in fun and stimulating ways Friday and Saturday, March 11th and 12th, 2016 is our inaugural event.
Our goal is to create the most interesting, educational and sustainable multi-disciplinary event of its kind in the south east. Think Burning Man meets SxSW, but without the desert, way better barbecue and sweet tea.
“Look out, SxSW! Here comes STE(A)M:uL8!” – Frank Braski, Founder
The STE(A)M:uL8! organizers have decades of experience in promoting and conducting large scale robotics and academic competitions and industrial trade-shows and expositions of modern technology. We are passionate about creating a delightful, fun, creative and engaging competitive and enterprising experience that will exceed your expectations.
We can’t wait to unveil all that we have planned… We welcome your feedback and suggestions! Use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on.
Here’s a copy of the most recent STE(A)M:uL8! concept promotional presentation.
Until then, #BeTheChange, #BeTheGood, #MakeITSo and #STE(A)M:uL8!