GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire will take over the Grand Rapids Public Museum August 18th and 19th.

The Maker Faire is a family-friendly event that combines the traditional science fair with innovation and engineering capitalizing on the Maker movement for something entirely new. Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is a celebration featuring rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, unique hand-made crafts, local food, and more!

"This is a pretty good example of STEM education - science, technology, engineering and math," said Dr. Mark Gleason, an assistant professor at Grand Valley State University. "One of the realities in our lives today is there's a lot of robotic work and people need to know how to interact with those machines and this is one of the ways you start getting people of all ages doing this."

The Mini Maker Faire runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

For more information about this year's Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire, click here.

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