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A year ago, the Triangle Learning Network awarded the NCCU FAB Lab with a catalytic grant for $10,000.00 to bring learning to informal setting in the Durham housing communities, the culmination of these activities was the 2019 Spark Faire on June 1, 2019.  

The event host a variety of exhbits designed to engage young people in computation, technology and innovation.  Global Air Media provide a drone exhibition for attendees to learn to fly and manuever drones through an obstacle coures, in addition to building and making drones.

Triangle DIY Biology provide a examples of science experiments that can be done using simple household items with science equipment made from the same.  For example, a gel electrophoresis chamber made from using batteries, alligator clips, and a paper clip.

Splat Space provided an exhibits of innovative instruments using electrical sounds.  In addition to providing a mini workshop in soldering.

MadKidz Science provided a dry ice demonstration to engage attendees in an exploration of the phases of matter as they use dry ice in a series of experiements.

Book Harvest had a free book give away offering titles that promote Blacks and Hispanics in fields of science and technology.

Aisymmetry provided activities with LEGO EV3 robots where attendees were able to remotely program and control pre-built robots.

Sankofa Farms provided activities in seed planting for attendees to take seedlings home in addition to have live animals on site to engage attendees in sustainability.

Dropping Seeds In Motion provided activities in human balance and motion to make connections between motion and science.

Biz Kidz Inc offered their services in providing custom made stickers for attendees and guest.

Kramden Institute provided attendees with a look inside most of the technology we used today, a sort of technology dissection, where you investigate the parts and components of our everyday devices.

ShopBot Hand Tools provided attendees with an experience with the Handibotl, a desktop CNC machine that carves and engraves wood based on a computer design, users were able to design and make wooden badges.

We'd like to thank all the SPARK FAIRE participants for their support and thank all those who attending for making our event a success. 

Published: Sunday, June 02, 2019
by Adjunct Instructor, Eric T Saliim
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