STEAM events coming to Kannapolis in April

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 12, 2023

KANNAPOLIS — Three fun family events are coming on April 22, 26 and 27, as Kannapolis celebrates science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).

The Building STEAM Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 at the North Carolina Research Campus Horseshoe, 401 Laureate Way. The event is free and will include activities for children, teenagers, and parents — both indoors and outdoors on the campus.

Bring your lab coats and get your hands dirty with hands-on art and design, chemistry, life sciences, earth and space sciences and mathematics activities, experiments and projects.

Other partners include:

Cabarrus Health Alliance

  • Come learn about nutrition with Cabarrus Health Alliance. The alliance will talk about Healthy Living initiatives using hands-on activities such as sugar and salt shocker kits, portion plates and many other engaging models.

NC State Plants for Human Health Institute

  • Complete a STEM activity with information about microgreens, how to grow them, their health benefits and a take-home project.

UNC Nutrition Research Institute

  1. Come visit the UNC Nutrition Research Institute for a taste test. Learn how genetics can affect how certain foods taste to us. Our “tongues-on” activity will allow your curiosity to be stimulated along with your taste buds.
  1. You will interact with research staff to explore how individual differences play a part in our day-to-day choices. Participants may leave with some new ideas and recipes for healthy foods to try at home. Children will be encouraged to express their “artistic taste preferences” on the Cheatham Nutrition & Cognition Lab’s Trail of Taste through sidewalk chalk creations.
  1. Other activities are planned by the Concord Lake Steam Academy, Cabarrus Beekeepers, Schiele Museum, Art by Nicolina and Duke CTSI.

There will be food vendors, kid’s fun zone, a climbing wall, performances by Cirq-u and much more.

Two additional free STEAM events will be held during April in Kannapolis.

  1. April 26 – 4- 5 p.m.

Cabarrus County Library, Kannapolis Branch, 850 Mountain St.

Deep Space Adventure: Blast off on the first Star Academy Adventure. No one calculated for that wormhole, so after crash landing on an alien planet, it will be time to put your STEAM skills to the test.

  1. April 27 – 5 -7 p.m.,

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Advanced Technology Center, John Snow Road

You’ll be able to tour the state-of-the-art science labs and healthcare spaces while faculty and students lead you in hands-on activities and inspire you to get excited about STEAM.