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STEM Family Night is Nov. 4

Do you know elementary and middle school aged students interested in STEM? Come out to the FMA’s free STEM Family Night on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Arundel Mills Mall in the Roundhouse Food Court.

FMA member organizations will showcase cutting edge technology for students, and their families, to inspire a love of science and technology.

Participating students will:

  • Operate several different robots and learn more about robotics.
  • Learn more about drones and test an unmanned aerial systems flight simulator.
  • Pilot a Cessna 172 on a flight simulator.
  • Compare healthy and smoker’s lung function during a side-by-side visual demonstration.
  • Conduct several science experiments related to buoyancy, material science, surface tension, fluid dynamics and rotational motion.

In addition, representatives from Anne Arundel County Public Schools will be on hand to discuss STEM programs.

Participating presenters include Anne Arundel Community College, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, DoDEA Grant Project, Let’s Go Boys and Girls, Lockheed Martin, National Electronics Museum, Power Hawks Robotics, South River High School and more.

“We want to help inspire students at a young age,” said Penny Cantwell, Fort Meade Alliance Education and Workforce Development Chair. “Increasing awareness and interest in STEM-related fields is critical to meeting the workforce needs in this region.”

For more information about STEM Family Night visit or contact Will Burns at

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