Attend free meeting for STEAM education in Phoenix

Posted at 6:04 AM, May 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 09:05:34-04

STEAM programs are taking over many Valley schools.

The letters stand for science, technology, engineering, arts and math programs.

Thursday night, parents can attend a free STEAM preview night at Madison Park Middle School.

This is the fourth year the school has put on this free steam event. Organizers say it gets bigger and bigger every year.

Students will show off projects they've been working on for weeks. Parents can go and check them out and decide if they want their kids to get involved.

There are different levels of coding, digital art, music and more. The students in these programs often get hands-on work with advanced equipment.

Madison Park Middle School Assistant Principal Maggie Rodriguez says, "We have some great programs here. We are sitting actually in our school's action lab where our students learn all about engineering. We have a 3d printer behind us. It's actually going right now. I don't know if you can hear the beeping? It's creating something the students programmed into it."

The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. and it is free to attend.