The demand for scientists and engineers is growing.
In an attempt to inspire youngsters to consider such career paths, leaders of the Boise State University College of Engineering are hosting an engineering and science festival Saturday, Feb. 6.
Several former astronauts will be providing presentations throughout the day.
Families will have the opportunity to explore varying career possibilities as there will be plenty of hands-on activities and demonstrations for K-12 students.
"If you go to our website, you can look at the program and see what activities would be best for your age group. With more than 75 activities, you can't do everything," says Leandra Aburusa, student support coordinator for BSU's College of Engineering. "So, it's really important that you plan your day in advance and really target which things are really important for you to attend."
The 12th annual festival runs from 9-4 p.m. inside the Student Union Building. The best part is that it is free to get in.
On average, 5,000 people are in attendance.