By WRAL Tech Wire STEM News

KINSTON, N.C. – STEM East announced Monday that they will present the Transforming Education Science Expo on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Neuseway Nature Center Park in Kinston.

This event is part of the 2012 North Carolina Science Festival and is free and open to the public.

Join educators, students, Boy Scouts, and business innovators at the Neuseway Nature Center for a day of science exploration and adventure inside the 55-acre park. Multiple exhibits will be on display, including STEM-related educational materials, and several “hands on” vehicles to view and explore.

The MIT Fab Lab (Fabrication Lab) will be a main attraction during the event. The Mobile Fab Lab will facilitate a tour and allow the opportunity to actually create something in the lab. Other vehicles to explore include the LCC Machinist Mobile Unit, Craven County Schools Bio Bus, North Carolina Progress Energy’s Electric Car, and Cherry Energy Propane Truck.

Concessions will be available by Full Draw Archery Team, as a fund-raiser for their organization.

The N.C. Science Festival last two weeks and is currently underway statewide with events happening through April 29.

The 2012 Festival Champion is Time Warner Cable and is produced by UNC Chapel Hill’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Charlotte’s Discovery Place also is a key strategic partner.