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Annual Engineering and Science Festival is Feb. 3

Photo of students and an INL team member working at the Engineering and Science Festival.

Families are invited to attend the annual Engineering and Science Festival at Boise State University on Saturday, Feb. 3. All events are free and the festival is being held as an open house; the public is invited to come any time between 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Last year, more than 6,000 people attended the festival, which is co-hosted by the College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences. Registration is optional at:

More than 70 hands-on activities, demonstrations and interactive science shows aimed at all ages from children and teens to adults are scheduled all day. Events take place at the Engineering Complex, Student Union Building, Kinesiology Building (old gym), Environmental Research Building and the Albertsons Library MakerLab.

Participants will have an opportunity to take a fun photo with science props, help build a 11.5-foot tall model of the Saturn V moon rocket, visit STEMbusUSA, learn the basics of electrical circuits, build a bubble-powered robot, analyze the possible (and improbable) aspects of the movie The Martian with retired astronaut Steve Swanson – now a distinguished educator in residence at Boise State – and much more.

A full schedule of events and activities can be found at

Parking is available at no cost at the Lincoln Parking Garage. While food is not provided, the Student Union Building will be open and food trucks will be parked on location near the engineering complex.