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Attend the annual Engineering and Science Festival Feb. 1

Families are invited to attend the annual Engineering and Science Festival at Boise State University on Saturday, Feb. 1. All events are free. The festival is being held as an open house; the public is invited to come anytime between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Last year’s festival attracted more than 6,000 attendees.

More than 70 hands-on activities, demonstrations and interactive science shows aimed at all ages are scheduled throughout the day. Events will take place in the engineering complex, Student Union Building, Kinesiology Building (old gym), Environmental Research Building, Albertsons Library MakerLab, and STEM exhibits in the Center for the Visual Arts Building.

Participants will have an opportunity to take a fun photo with science props, build creations such as a video game, an edible aquifer, BristleBots, watch liquid nitrogen volcanoes erupt, experience virtual reality, ride a segway and much more.

Expect presentations by alumnus and animal expert and biologist Corbin Maxey, Boise State astronomer Brian Jackson and 80-time Guinness World Record breaker David Rush. Topics will include Betelgeuse, one of the brightest stars in the night sky, and breaking STEM records.

Parking is free in 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.