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UM STEM Festival

A two-day celebration of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Mississippi.

In celebration of scientific investigation and its benefits and in support for publicly-funded science, the University of Mississippi is hosting two days in support for science, technology, engineering and mathematics on Friday, April 20 at the Oxford campus and on Saturday, April 21 at the UM Field Station.

UM’s STEM Fest is scheduled April 20 on campus and April 21 at UM’s Biology Field Station. Scheduled activities Friday include a panel discussion on opioids at the Overby Center, followed by a screening of the movie "Hidden Figures" with an introduction by the UM Women in Physics group. Scientific demonstrations and open houses will be held at the physics, mathematics, chemistry and biochemistry departments, the School of Engineering, the National Center for Physical Acoustics and the Kennon astronomy observatory. The Society of Physics Students will showcase the “physics of baseball” in front of Swayze Field before the game against Georgia. Events scheduled Saturday at the field station include oral talks and poster presentations, as well as more science demonstrations for the public.