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GALLERY: Kids STEAM University at Kent State Salem

Rick DeSalvo of the Columbiana County Career & Technical Center showed 6-year-old Eli Birkhimer how to handle an auto body paint sprayer. Looking on was his 4-year-old brother, Sam. The children are members of the United Local community.
Five-year-old Max Mowery worked on his circuitry skills while his little sister, 2-year-old Logan, watched intently. The children are from Salem. This activity was presented by Ohio State University Extension.
Columbiana County Career & Technical Center’s Evan Heestand guided children in the planting of seeds in a cup to take home, water, and watch grow. Shown here, 8-year-old Braylon Simpson and his 6-year-old sister, Brooklyn. The children are from Leetonia. This activity was presented by CCCTC’s Landscape Environmental Design.
From left, cousins from Salem, 8-year-old Milania and 9-year-old Naya Hiple, created straw flutes.
Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center provided a hands-on bird feeder program using ice cream cones lathered in peanut butter and then covered with feed. Working on theirs, 7-year-old Alaura Tyler and 9-year-old Skyler Kanos from Lisbon.
Lydia Jones and Aubrey Wolf of Lisbon McKinley Elementary School watched David Battaliga of OH WOW! of Youngstown launch plastic bottle “rockets.”
Sharing a father-son moment were Brett Richeson and his son, Ezra, of Leetonia who created a button design.
Instructor Krista Hawkins with the Kent State College of Nursing, showed 9-year-old Quinn Sperlazza, how to “treat” her 5-year-old sister, Olivia.

The Columbiana County Educational Service Center and Kent State East Liverpool and Salem teamed to host the annual Kids STEAM University Saturday at the Salem KSU campus. The family day featured hands-on activities presented by area schools, community partners and local businesses. Children preschool through grade five participated in science, technology, engineering, art and math activities. The children took home their STEAM creations. Free lunches were provided to the kids and their family members. Shown above, 6-year-old Henry Klamer of East Palestine “petted” a gecko brought to STEAM by Jamie Stacy of the Columbiana County Career & Technical Center’s veterinary program. (Salem News photos by J.D Creer)

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