Young explorers to focus on flight at first FAB Friday at TTU’s STEM Center

thumb STEM_water_rocket1Young explorers and their families are invited to learn All About Flight on Sept. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. during this semester’s first FAB Friday at Tennessee Tech’s Millard Oakley STEM Center.

FAB Fridays are family-centered, interactive learning experiences for children and parents and guardians who want to explore the sciences, engineering and math concepts, and technology.

On Sept. 28, the focus is All About Flight. Kids and families will rotate through a variety of learning stations and activities, including rocket launching, exploring Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion, discovering how wing design allows airplanes to fly, and more.

“We are so pleased to have had such active participation from regional families in our past FAB Friday programs,” said Gail Gentry, outreach coordinator at the Oakley STEM Center.

“We are kicking off the fall with the human fascination with flight on September 28. The learning stations offer several great hands-on activities, plus guests can build their own rockets and launch them using a variety of methods,” said Gentry.

FAB Fridays are flexible events that are age-appropriate for 4th to 12th graders. Visitors may come and go as their family’s schedule allows, although a parent or guardian must remain with their children.

Reservations are required, but admission is free. To make a reservation, visit

For more information, visit or contact Christina Hatley at (931) 372-6573.

The STEM Center is located in Ray Morris Hall on the Tennessee Tech campus at 155 W. 7th Street, at the corner of 7th and Stadium Drive in Cookeville.

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