DSU HOSTS K-12 STEM NIGHT – Explore the Solar System

By Kaylee Cluff & Allie Garrow

Dixie State University collaborated with Coral Cliffs Elementary School, bringing students and families together for an evening of science, math, and engineering activities focused around exploring the solar system.

The DSU K-12 STEM Center provided three distinct stations to explore the solar system. DSU students provided engineering activities in the gym as the Earth and inner solar systems station. Our advanced DSU students had the opportunity to provide science and math activities at the Mars station held in the elementary cafeteria, and a DSU professor and his crew explored planets and other celestial bodies outside at the Jupiter station.

Coral Cliffs Elementary School principal Steve Eves, shared that he felt the DSU STEM night was a huge success stating, “A few of the highlights were the Astronomy Department and their telescopes, DSU Students’ STEM-based activities, the Giant Solar System, and Washington County School District Indian Education Department, which taught us about the Navajo Constellations.”

To learn more about DSU STEM activities and opportunities, please visit stem.utahtech.edu