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STEM FF_robot_programmingFamilies can get creative with science and engineering while learning about working parts, motors, rockets and robots at Tennessee Tech University’s Millard Oakley STEM Center.

Multiple Moving Mechanisms is the focus of FAB Friday, April 12, from 6 – 8 p.m.

The center’s FAB Friday programs are age-appropriate for 4th through 12th graders and their families, but as always, younger siblings are welcome to participate. Admission is free.

“We will have a variety of exciting hands-on learning stations throughout the STEM Center,” said Gail Gentry, outreach coordinator at the Oakley STEM Center. “Our incredible student and community volunteers will lead activities in LEGO Mindstorms, BoeBots, pop up books, simple motors, rockets and more.”

Guests may come and go as their schedule allows, but a parent or guardian must remain at the Oakley STEM Center with children at all times.

Reservations are required and may be made at

For more information, visit or call (931) 372-6573.

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