Hundreds of students filtered through Sir Vassel Johnson Hall Friday afternoon for the conclusion of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Carib Conference at the University College of the Cayman Islands.
Some of the most popular events in the Family Fun Afternoon session included robotics displays, observatory tours and virtual reality demonstrations.
Ethan Slocock, 14, from Cayman Prep and High School, said the day helped students appreciate knowledge in science and math.
“We get to see what’s happening hands-on; see it in front of our own eyes, which a lot of people can’t really do without events like this,” he said. “It’s such an amazing thing.”
There were also presentations by Rotary Science Fair 2015 winners Dilan Tatum (Earth Science), James Banks, Iona Nicol, Joanna Robinson (Life Science), Johnathon Bedasse (Physics, Chemistry & Most Innovative), Thomas Sevik (Physics and Chemistry), Georgina Healey (Earth Science), and Connor Finch (Special Prize).
The four-day conference is designed to inspire an interest in science-related topics among students, teachers and the public.
UCCI student Brian Walters said the STEM conference “introduces to kids what science is all about. It shows that science and math can actually be fun.”