October 14-15th was the Gowen Thunder Open House & Air Show. Hosted by the Idaho National Guard this event featured aerial demonstrations by the USAF Thunderbirds and the Royal Canadian Snowbirds, as well as, a STEM Expo. This was the first time in decades that the Idaho National Guard has hosted such an event, welcoming thousands of community members onto its base.
As the aircrafts took to the skies, the STEM Bus welcomed a steady line of visitors at the STEM Expo. Put on by Boise State University and Gowen Thunder, the STEM Expo featured more than 25 exhibitors, including university groups, local businesses, and non-profits. STEM Revolution was proud to display its STEM Bus among other community exhibitors exciting youth and adults with their latest technology and STEM demonstrations. University exhibitors included the Boise State Creative Technologies Association, Boise State Geosciences, and more. We were also pleased to be among some of our community partners as well, including Idaho STEM Action Center, Idaho Virtual Reality Council, Slant Robotics, and FIRST Robotics Treasure Valley Idaho.
Though the STEM Bus doesn’t fly, it still made a big impression on its visitors. Just look at that line to visit the bus! The STEM Bus was especially excited to share it’s passion for STEM with air show enthusiasts because aerospace is all about STEM. Pilots, aircraft technicians, and aerospace engineers all use STEM principles every day. Thousands of youth and adults boarded the STEM bus and experienced the latest in virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics, and more. At STEM Revolution our mission is to inspire the next generation of scientists, IT specialists, engineers, and mathematicians.
We were honored to share our passion for STEM with the community and be a part of the Gowen Thunder Open House & Air Show.