JSEA STEAMFest has something for everyone


Levitating off the ground with hovercraft rides. Learning to code and maneuver robots. Designing and launching rockets. Learning to scale down set designs. Practicing your suturing skills with a banana.

Those are just a few of the more than 50 science, technology, engineering, art, and math (or STEAM) activities that will be available for those attending the third annual Jay Science and Engineering Academy (JSEA) STEAM Fest held Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. JSEA is located on the Jay High School campus, 7611 Marbach Road.

The student-led and organized event is free and open to the public with activities geared toward kindergarten through eighth grade students. The activities are hands-on, self-paced, and organized by area of interest. Topics include physics, astronomy, robotics, chemistry, biology, math, fine arts and more. All participants that complete at least one activity in each area will receive a prize and several lucky participants will win a free t-shirt.

More than 150 students are involved in the event. This year, the event will also include five food trucks that will sell items ranging from cheeseburgers to sweet treats.