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2017 STEM Festival

Where:  Clarke County High School, 627 Mosby Blvd., Berryville, VA  22611

When:  November 15, 2017 

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Hands-on activities

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.   Presentation by keynote speaker

Free and Open to the Public!


Photo of Deanne Bell outdoors, kneeling to view a laptop screen

Deanne Bell

Engineer, TV Host

Deanne Bell is an engineer, television host, and the founder of FutureEngineers.org, a platform that hosts national invention challenges for students.

She received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to becoming a TV host, Deanne designed opto-mechanics for military aircraft sensors and worked as a senior application engineer for a CAD software startup in Boston. 

In 2006, Deanne took her first job in television as a co-host for the Peabody Award winning children’s series, Design Squad. She is currently a co-host for CNBC’s ‘Make Me a Millionaire Inventor, and her previous hosting credits include ESPN, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and DIY Network. 

In 2014, Deanne founded Future Engineers, which hosted its inaugural challenge in partnership with NASA and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Foundation. Students were asked to create a digital 3D model of a space tool, and the winning design is being 3D printed aboard the International Space Station. 

When Deanne’s not working, she seeks out global travel and outdoor adventure. She has hiked to the base of Mt. Everest, cycled from Seattle to Los Angeles, and backpacked solo throughout Asia. 

Deanne also serves on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Foundation Board of Directors.

For more information, go to: http://www.deannebell.com


Instructional Resources 

Design Squad Global - empowers middle school kids to solve real-world problems and understand the impact of engineering in a global context. Refreshed weekly with challenges, videos, and activities, the website is one of the only places on the web where kids can share their engineering ideas with other kids. 

eGFI (Engineering, Go For It!) - eGFI is sponsored by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). ASEE is committed to promoting and enhancing efforts to improve K-12 STEM and engineering education. eGFI is for everyone! From the interactive website, to the colorful and inspiring print and digital magazine, there is something for everyone--students, K-12 teachers and informal educators, parents and guardians, and anyone else with an interest in engineering. 

Engineering is Elementary - a project of the National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®) at the Museum of Science, Boston. Engineering is Elementary serves children and educators in grades K–8 with research-based, teacher-tested curriculum materials for schools and out-of-school time programs. 

Teach Engineering - a searchable, web-based digital library collection populated with standards-based engineering curricula for use by K-12 teachers and engineering faculty to make applied science and math come alive through engineering design in K-12 settings. The TeachEngineering collection provides educators with *free* access to a growing curricular resource of activities, lessons, units and living labs.

National Science Foundation - a collection of lessons, activities, and web resources that aims to help educators, students, and students' families learn more about engineering. 

For more information about the STEM Festival, contact Debbie Biggs at biggsd@clarke.k12.va.us or 540-955-6100.

The STEM Festival is sponsored by: