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Fourth Annual Pi Day Math Festival Celebrates Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM)

Fourth Annual Pi Day Math Festival Celebrates Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM)
talkSTEM’s Partnership with AT&T Performing Arts Center and More Than 24 Organizations Engages Students and Educators in STEAM Innovation and Learning
DALLAS, February 25, 2020 – Teachers, students and families from around the Dallas-Fort Worth area are invited to participate in the fourth annual Pi Day Math Festival where real-life applications of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) are on full display by nearly two dozen exhibitors.
The festival is organized by the nonprofit organization, talkSTEM in partnership with the AT&T Performing Arts Center. It will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., March 14th at Sammons Park, 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201 in the heart of the nation’s largest contiguous urban arts district.  The festival will showcase the many ways in which math impacts our world – in art, nature, science, technology, and more. Families, teachers, and interested grown-ups are invited to attend this free event
Click here to see some highlights from past events.  
“We want to celebrate the fact that math is everywhere,” said Koshi Dhingra, Ed.D, founder and CEO of talkSTEM, a nonprofit organization that promotes conversation about the diversity of STEM and STEAM thinking in our daily lives, in our communities, and in our world. “This event is fun, interactive and educational. It’s a chance to learn, explore and just have a good time embracing the importance of STEM and some of the basic skills children should know to be prepared the many jobs available in this area.”
Nearly two dozen organizations will be participating in the festival, including the AAAS IF THEN Initiative, Dallas Black Theater, Dallas Public Library, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Dallas County Community College District, Dallas ISD STEM Environmental Education Center, Dallas Love Field, Dallas Morning News-Science in the City, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Opera, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, IF/THEN National Initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, KERA Education, Kimbell Art Museum, Nasher Sculpture Garden, National Math + Science Initiative, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, SMU, UT Southwestern Medical Center.  
Additionally, there will be live performances by the Texins Jazz Band, the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and the IF/THEN National Initiative with Girls Do Steam.
talkSTEM also has two programs that are designed to promote the fact that math, as Dr. Dhingra says, is “anywhere, any place, any time.” The two programs are:
  • Create Your Own walkSTEM – free programming for all schools, afterschool activities, community spaces, homeschooling groups, etc. You can download materials here
  • talkSTEM Math Festivals - programming for schools and other learning spaces, inspired by the Pi Day Math Festival, (organized by AT&T Performing Arts Center and talkSTEM).  A toolkit will soon be available through the talkSTEM website for a fee and with grants applications available for all interested organizations.  A sneak peek will be available at the Pi Day Math Festival.
To learn more about the festival, talkSTEM’s other programs or to interview Dr. Dhingra, contact Neil Foote, Foote Communications, neil@neilfoote.com, 214.448.3765.