Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science to host exhibits at third annual Energy Awareness Day
COLUMBUS, Mississippi —The Mississippi Development Authority’s Energy and Natural Resources Division has invited students from the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science to host educational exhibits at this year’s Energy Awareness Day.
Since 2017, this event has given over 1,000 students and educators in the Jackson metro area the opportunity to learn more about careers in the energy sector as well as how energy and natural resources impact everyday life. This year, the event is set to take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 3 at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum.
This is the third year in a row MSMS has sponsored one of the exhibits at the event. At the MSMS exhibit, guests will find students conducting various experiments related to chemical, mechanical and electrical energy. These experiments are not only designed to capture students’ attention but also help stimulate an increased interest in science. In addition, MSMS students will run the “Fun Tent,” which offers a handful of interactive energy games and associated prizes.
Energy Awareness Day is a great opportunity for Mississippi students to gain exposure to energy education in a fun and engaging setting. This partnership between the Mississippi Development Authority and the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science represents a natural extension of MSMS’s own science carnival and builds on the school’s mission to build a bridge between classroom STEM education and Mississippi’s workforce needs in these critical areas.