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STEM of Sports Event Scheduled for March 20

03/16/2015, 12:45pm CDT
By Sanford Pentagon

Skyforce game will feature STEM activities for middle-school students

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - From the physics of a perfect kick flip at the skate park, to the statistics of baseball box scores, to the chemistry of fuels used in race car driving, STEM helps power many of your favorite sports. 
Middle-school students are invited to learn more about these subjects through sports at a STEM in Sports event on March 20 during the Sioux Falls Skyforce game at the Sanford Pentagon.
 
A pre-game STEM in Sports exhibition will start at 6 p.m. featuring interactive exhibits by Sanford Research and The Sanford PROMISE, the Washington Pavilion, USD Women in Medical Science, and Sanford Sports Science Institute. Game time is at 7 p.m. where the Skyforce will take on the Westchester Knicks.
 
Participants will receive an in-game activity booklet for students to translate the love for basketball, soccer, football, volleyball (and many other sports) into an appreciation and understanding of the science and math behind the sport.
 
Tickets for the event and game are available at a discounted rate of $5. To purchase tickets for your middle-school student and family members, contact Mike Heineman at mike@skyforceonline.com and mention STEM of Sports. Questions about the event or scholarship information can be directed to SanfordOutreach@sanfordhealth.org or by calling (605) 312-6417.
 
STEM of Sports is an It’s All About Science Festival affiliate event, sponsored by Sanford Research, USD Women in Medical Science and the Sioux Falls Skyforce. The fourth-annual It’s All About Science Festival is scheduled for 9 a.m.-5 p.m., June 13 at the Sanford Research Center, Sioux Falls.

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