High Point University’s Stout School of Education faculty, students and community children are presenting the Community LEGO Showcase event, “Come Build with Us: Experience STEM Engineering.” The fun-filled event will take place Saturday, Nov. 2, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the HPU Community Center on Mall Loop Road.

ABOVE PHOTO – Families from the community participate in High Point University’s LEGO Showcase each year. The event is designed to get children and their parents interested in science, technology, engineering and math.

Annually, HPU’s Stout School of Education faculty and students transform the HPU Community Center into a LEGO learning lab.

The free event for the community has attracted more than 1,000 people, giving children in grades K-8 a chance to experience and learn about science, technology, engineering and math in a fun, interactive environment. Engineering competitions, machine building, robotics, free build and storytelling with LEGOs are among a few of the STEM activities children will get the opportunity to enjoy.

“The showcase is an opportunity for the community to experience robotics and engineering in an atmosphere of fun,” says Dr. Shirley Disseler, STEM coordinator and associate professor of elementary and middle grades education. “The ‘Come Build with Us’ motto is truly what the HPU event encompasses.”

The event will also have food available for purchase.

Last year, HPU’s Stout School of Education hosted its fall LEGO Showcase event for community children. Children in grades K-8 experienced STEM education through various activities with HPU students of education.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.® HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report for Best Regional Colleges in the South, No. 1 for Most Innovative Regional Colleges in the South and No. 1 for Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South. The Princeton Review named HPU in the 2020 edition of “The Best 385 Colleges” and on the Best Southeastern Colleges “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list. HPU was recognized as a Great School for Business Majors and a Great School for Communication Majors. HPU was also recognized for Most Beautiful Campus (No. 18), Best College Dorms (No. 5) and Best Campus Food (No. 20). For nine years in a row, HPU has been named a College of Distinction with special recognition for business and education programs and career development, and The National Council on Teacher Quality ranks HPU’s elementary education program as one of the best in the nation. The university offers 60 undergraduate majors, 64 undergraduate minors and 13 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the web at highpoint.edu.

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