UPDATE: The Building STEAM Festival on April 22 has been canceled because of the weather forecast. If it’s rescheduled, we’ll update.
We’re Building STEAM is coming to Kannapolis in April. There will be three fun family events on April 22nd, 26th, and 27th, as the community celebrates (STEAM) – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Building STEAM Festival
The Building STEAM Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 22nd, 2023, at the North Carolina Research Campus Horseshoe, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis. 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.
You will be able to join partners:
Cabarrus Health Alliance
Come learn about nutrition with Cabarrus Health Alliance! We’ll talk about our Healthy Living initiatives using hands-on activities such as our 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
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.
You will interact with our 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.
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.
Deep Space Adventure
April 26th, 2023
4 to 5 p.m.
Cabarrus County Library, Kannapolis Branch, 850 Mountain Street, Kannapolis
We’re blasting off on our first Star Academy Adventure! Unfortunately, no one calculated for that wormhole, and we’ve crash landed on an alien planet. It’s time to put our STEAM skills to the test! We’ll explore, investigate, and build…will we survive?
Opening of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Advanced Technology Center
5 to 7 p.m.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Advanced Technology Center, John Snow Road
Join us as we open the doors to our new Advanced Technology Center. During this evening event, you’ll be able to tour our state-of-the-art science labs and healthcare spaces while our amazing faculty and students lead you in hands-on activities and inspire you to get excited about STEAM!