YES!fest 2019

About YES!fest

This Youth Engineering and Science Festival – YES!fest – promises to be a fun and educational festival for the whole family. Booths and exhibitors from across many engineering fields will provide hands-on activities for all age levels. YES!fest seeks to create a change in attitude toward engineering as a meaningful potential career option and emphasize its relevance in our everyday lives. This inaugural community engineering festival will take place this Fall at the Greeley Recreation Center in downtown Greeley.

YES!fest

Youth Engineering and Science Festival

When:

September 21

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where:

Greeley Recreation Center

Parking available at UCCC

Cost:

FREE!

YES!fest promises to be a fun and educational festival for the whole family. Booths and exhibitors from across all engineering fields will provide hands-on activities for all age levels. Come see wondrous feats of building, electrifying exhibitors, and amazing aeronautics perfect for STEAM enthusiasts of all ages.

Engineers solve problems by designing and building things that matter. They think of new solutions to make our lives better. YES!fest will give kids the chance to explore this style of problem solving and see that they can think just like an engineer.

Engineers work in teams to solve problems and develop never before seen technologies. Kids and their families are invited to YES!fest to work together while everyone learns about all the different ways of being an engineer.

Engineers do cool stuff and kids who visit YES!fest with their family will get to do cool stuff too! There will be hands on activities, demonstrations, and professional engineers ready to answer all your questions!

Engineers work to find creative, inventive, and practical solutions to problems. They build things that matter using sciences like physics and chemistry in unique ways. At YES!fest there will be hands on activities that illustrate all the ways engineers use science to solve problems.

Exhibitors

  • 4-H STEM, Colorado State University
  • Aims Community College
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Ball Aerospace
  • Boy Scouts of America – Longs Peak
  • City of Greeley
  • City of Loveland Department of Water & Power
  • Cool Science
  • Ditesco Services
  • Front Range Community College
  • Girl Scouts of Colorado
  • Noble Energy
  • PDC Energy
  • Rams Without Borders
  • The Society of Women Engineers CSU Chapter
  • The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at CSU
  • Stantec
  • Tutor Doctor
  • University of Northern Colorado’s Math and Science Teaching Institute
  • West Greeley Conservation District
  • Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
  • Wizards Robotics Team, Windsor High School

Sponsors

Engineers have created satellites, fuel efficient cars, bionic limbs, and buildings that withstand earthquakes. By visiting YES!fest kids will learn about the skills that help engineers solve these kinds of problems.

YES!fest Background

The concept of a community festival dedicated to engineering evolved from HPLD’s involvement with Project BUILD, an NSF grant-funded initiative. YES!fest 2019 aims to engage underserved and underrepresented community members and families in novel and meaningful ways. Through hands-on activities, we seek to create a change in attitude towards engineering as a meaningful potential career option and as relevant in our everyday lives.

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