BOISE, Idaho — Boise State University hosted its annual Engineering and Science Festival Saturday.
The festival, hosted by BSU's College of Engineering and College of Arts and Science, aims to excite Idaho's youngest generation about STEM fields.
Thousands of people attended the free event and were able to check out multiple exhibitions. Participants had an opportunity to take photos with science props, build video games, watch liquid nitrogen volcanoes erupt, and explore other science-related activities.
"A lot of people came here who are now engineers and are bringing their children, so it's just exciting," dean of the College of Engineering Joann Lighty said. "The history of the event allows us to interact with the community and bring engineering science and technology to the community."
Lighty tells 6 on Your Side volunteers play a vital role in putting on the festival each year, hoping to encourage the next generation's interest in STEM fields.
The Engineering and Science Festival is the largest community event for the College of Engineering and has been going on for 16 years.