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STEM expo encourages students to find a passion for science and technology

The annual Flight Night STEM Exploratorium is working to get middle school students interested in science, technology, engineering and math early on. (KTUL)

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) – The annual Flight Night STEM Exploratorium is working to get middle school students interested in science, technology, engineering and math early on.

There were more than 1,300 students who showed up to the event at the Tulsa Fairgrounds.

Many got to take part in their own experiments, see how science works and compete against other schools with their own Marble Roller Coaster.

“This is a really, really fun place and we do get a lot of stuff here and learning stuff here so it’s really cool,” said Keira Madrid, a 6th grader at Discovery School of Tulsa.

Many recruiters there are working on getting students interested in these fields early on.

“Their eyes are like they are coming into Disney Land and that’s exactly what we want to show them is it’s all right here in Green Country,” said Xan Black, the program director for the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance. “You could be any of these things and so we tell these companies don’t bring what table clothes and brochures, bring something you actually work with and talk to kids about coming to work for you.”

This is the fourth annual Flight Night STEM Exploratorium.

They hope to continue this event for years to come.

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